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British Virgin Islands climate: when to go to the British Virgin Islands

The archipelago of the British Virgin Islands is characterized by a tropical climate warm and humid, but with pleasant temperatures all year round due to the constant trade winds blowing from the northeast, in fact, average temperatures vary between 20 ° C and 26 ° C in January, and 23 ° C and 31 ° C in August. The islands are characterized by two seasons that differ according to 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 wettest 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 affected by major hurricanes. Usually the rain, even during the rainy season, are characterized by strong rain showers that last a few tens of minutes and then the sun comes back.

The temperature of the sea is great for swimming in the sea throughout the year, in fact it varies between 26 ° C and 28 ° C.


The best months for a visit to the British Virgin Islands are the driest between December and April.


ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA (10 metres)
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

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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