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The climate of the Bahamas: when to go to the Bahamas

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The Islands of the Bahamas, have a tropical climate tempered by trade winds from the northeast, temperatures undergo only minor changes during the year, the average minimum temperatures ranging between 18 ° C and 24 ° C, while the average maximum temperatures  ranging between 25 ° C and 32 ° C.

The climate of the Bahamas is caused by a combination of the crossing of the equatorial ocean currents, that bring heat from the equator, with the cool ocean breezes that help mitigate these influences, this results in a climate  between the mildest of the planet.

The Bahamas has an annual average of 1,100 / 1,500 mm of rainfall, the wettest season is from May to October. The rains usually take the form of strong tropical storms that last a few tens of minutes, the sun is a constant in the climate of the islands throughout the year.

Between June and November, tropical cyclones can hit the islands.

The northern and western islands (Grand Bahama Island, Great Abaco, Andros and Eleuthera) are cooler, while the southern islands are very hot especially in summer (from June to August). Sea water has roughly the same temperature as the air.


The mild climate of the islands makes it possible to visit the archipelago at any time of the year. Despite the mild year-round climate, the best time to travel to the Bahamas are the months between December and April.


NASSAU (5 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 17,1 25,6 47,2 8
February 17,3 25,7 49,0 6
March 17,9 26,7 54,4 7
April 19,3 27,9 69,3 6
May 21,1 29,6 104,9 10
June 23,0 31,1 218,9 15
July 24,7 32,0 160,5 17
August 23,8 32,1 235,5 19
September 23,5 31,5 163,1 17
October 22,3 30,0 163,1 15
November 20,5 28,0 80,5 10
December 18,4 26,4 50,0 8
YEAR 20,7 28,9 1396,4 138

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 23
February 23
March 23
April 24
May 25
June 27
July 28
August 28
September 28
October 27
November 26
December 24

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