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Port Salut, Haiti. Author Michelle Walz. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Port Salut, Haiti. Author Michelle Walz

Haiti climate: when to go to Haiti

Haiti has a humid tropical climate, with hot temperatures throughout the year, which become more mild and fresh with the height. In the capital Port-au-Prince, the highest average temperatures vary between 34°C and 31°C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 20°C and 23°C.

There are two distinct rainy seasons, the first more intense and strong in the months between April and June, the second lightest between August and October, during the rainy season especially between June and October can arrive on the island hurricanes.

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

La Citadelle, La Ferrière, Haiti. Author Stefan Krasowski (rapidtravelchai). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

La Citadelle, La Ferrière, Haiti. Author Stefan Krasowski (rapidtravelchai)

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


The best time to visit Haiti are the months ranging from November to March, in fact at this time temperatures are a little less high, the rains more rare and less humid air.


PORT-AU-PRINCE (7 metres)
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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