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The climate of the British Virgin Islands: when to go

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
January 20 26 74,2
February 19 27 63,2
March 20 28 55,4
April 21 29 84,6
May 22 29 116,6
June 23 30 70,6
July 23 31 83,1
August 23 31 112,0
September 23 30 156,0
October 22 29 133,4
November 22 28 178,8
December 21 27 112,0
YEAR 21,6 28,8 1239,9

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 26
February 26
March 26
April 27
May 28
June 28
July 28
August 28
September 28
October 28
November 28
December 27

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