The island of Martinique has a hot humid tropical climate, with constant temperatures throughout the year. The average minimum temperatures vary between 21 ° C and 23 ° C, while the average maximum temperatures vary between 28 ° C and 31 ° C. The north-east trade winds mitigate the temperature, while winds from the south are humid and hot and sometimes bring hurricanes.
There are two distinct seasons on the island, the dry season between December and May and the wet and hot rainy season between June and November. The annual average rainfall is around 2,000 mm. But the rains vary a lot. A few kilometers away on the same island are places where the rains are very intense, such as on the slopes of the Montagne Pelée where more than 5,000 mm of rain fall per year, and places as in the southern part of the island where there are long periods of drought and where about 1,000 mm of rain per year fall. In general, the rains are more intense in the northern part of Martinique while they drop considerably in the southern part of the island.
The months between June and November are the months in which the island can be hit by tropical cyclones. Martinique is in fact at the center of the area affected by tropical cyclones and quite often in these months it can be hit by a cyclone.
The temperature of the sea water in Martinique varies annually between 26 ° C and 28 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO MARTINIQUE
The best time to visit Martinique is the relatively dry season between January and May.
THE CLIMATE OF MARTINIQUE: CLIMATIC TABLES
|FORT-DE-FRANCE, MARTINIQUE (10 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|
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