The archipelago of the British Virgin Islands is characterized by a hot-humid tropical climate, but with pleasant temperatures all year round thanks to the constant blowing of the north-east trade winds. In fact the average January temperatures vary between 20 ° C and 26 ° C, while those in August vary between 23 ° C and 31 ° C. The islands are characterized by two seasons that differ according to the rainfall: the rainy season between August and December, and the dry season from January to April.
The rains fall between May and November, and the rainiest months are between September and November. The average annual rainfall varies between 1,200 mm along the coast and 1,500 mm in the mountains of the interior. During the months between June and November the islands can sometimes be hit by heavy hurricanes. Usually rainfall, even during the rainy season, is characterized by heavy downpours of rain that last a few tens of minutes and then the sun returns.
The sea water temperature is excellent for swimming in the sea all year round, it varies between 26 ° C and 28 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The best months for a visit to the British Virgin Islands are the driest months between December and April.
THE CLIMATE OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: CLIMATIC TABLES
|ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA (10 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|
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