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Margarita Island climate: when to go to Margarita Island

Margarita Island is the largest island in the Caribbean belonging to Venezuela, the island is located a few kilometers north of the coast of the Peninsula de Araya, in the less humid side of the Caribbean. The island’s climate is tropical dry and semi-arid characterized by relatively high temperatures and low rainfall. Temperatures are stable throughout the year, the island has an anual average temperature of 28 ° C. The average maximum temperatures vary between 32.8 ° C in September and 30 ° C in January, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 23.2 ° C in January and 25.5 ° C for the months of September and October.

The rains are scarce, the island has an average of 457 mm of rain per year. Throughout the year, however, we can highlight two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. The first relatively rainy period is from November to January, the second rainy period covers the months of June, July and August. The month with the most rainfall is December, which receives an average of only 77 mm of rain spread over 10 rainy days. The months from February to May are the first dry period, while a second dry period covers the months of September and October. The driest month of the year is May with an average of only 3 mm of rain. For those visiting the island, however, the rains are rarely a problem, on average, there are only 67 days of rain in a year. The humidity is always very high, the annual average is 79%.

The sea water temperature in the Margarita Island is always good to swim in the sea, it varies between 25 ° C during the months of February and March and 28 ° C of the months between August and November.


Margarita Island can be visited at any time of year. The dry climate that characterizes it makes great a vacation on the island at any time of year.


MARGARITA ISLAND (Porlamar) (10 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 23,2 30,0 62,4  7
February 23,3 30,4 26,7  6
March 23,7 31,1 16,4  2
April 24,5 31,9 11,7  2
May 25,0 32,2 8,3  3
June 24,9 31,5 39,9  6
July 24,8 31,7 51,2  7
August 25,1 32,3 53,7  7
September 25,5 32,8 22,2  4
October 25,5 32,6 30,4  6
November 25,0 31,7 57,8  8
December 23,9 30,4 76,8  10
YEAR 24,5 31,5 457,5  67

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 26
February 25
March 25
April 26
May 26
June 27
July 27
August 28
September 28
October 28
November 28
December 26
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