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The climate of Haiti: when to go to Haiti

Haiti has a humid tropical climate, with warm temperatures throughout the year, which become milder and cooler with height. In the capital Port-au-Prince, the maximum average temperatures vary between 34 ° C and 31 ° C, while the minimum averages vary between 20 ° C and 23 ° C.

There are two distinct rainy seasons in the country. The first season of the most intense and strong rains occurs in the months between April and June. While the second lightest rainy season includes the months between August and October. During the rainy season especially between June and October the hurricanes can hit the island.

The most intense rains occur in the Tiburon peninsula in the southern part of the Massif de la Hotte, and in the north-eastern part of the island. The annual average rainfall in the capital Port-au-Prince is 1,400 mm of rain, with an average of about 100 rainy days per year. The climate is semi-arid on the slopes where the mountains block the trade winds, particularly in the corridor of the Cul-de-Sac, east of Port-au-Prince.

The water temperature of the Haitian sea varies between 26 ° C in February and 29 ° C in August, September and October.


The best time to visit Haiti are the months from November to March, in fact in this period the temperatures are a little lower, the rarer rains and the less humid atmosphere.


PORT-AU-PRINCE (7 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 23 31 33  3
February 22 31 58  5
March 22 32 86  7
April 23 32 160  11
May 23 33 231  13
June 24 35 102  8
July 25 35 74  7
August 24 35 145  11
September 24 34 175  12
October 24 33 170  12
November 23 32 86  7
December 22 31 33  3
YEAR 23,3 32,8 1353  99

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 27
February 26
March 27
April 27
May 28
June 28
July 28
August 29
September 29
October 29
November 28
December 28

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