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Playa Knip Chiki, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Author Marguerite Elias. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Playa Knip Chiki, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Author Marguerite Elias

Netherlands Antilles climate: when to go to the Netherlands Antilles

Climate of Curacao and Bonaire

Curacao and Bonaire have a warm/dry and sunny tropical climate throughout the year, with average temperatures of 27°C, mitigated by the constant trade winds blowing northeast.

The rainy season starts in October and ends in December, the average annual rainfall is only 570 mm. The island lies off the beaten track of hurricanes.

The two islands can be visited comfortably throughout the year.

Climate of Curacao.

Climate of Bonaire.

Climate of Aruba.

Climate of Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten has a warm and humid tropical climate with a rainy season from June to October, during this period are also possible hurricanes. The driest months are between February and April. The average maximum temperatures vary between 30°C in July and 28°C in January, while the average minimum temperatures are around 22°C.

Climate of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin.

Anemone, Klein Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Author Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Anemone, Klein Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Author Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble

Climate of Sint Eustatius

Sint Eustatius has a warm and humid tropical climate, generally dry and sunny, tempered by trade winds, with a rainy season from June to September, the average annual rainfall is 1150 mm. The island is located along the routes of hurricanes that may strike it between August and October. The driest months are between December and March. The average maximum temperatures vary between 31°C in July and 29°C in January, while the average minimum temperatures are around 22°C.

Climate of Sint Eustatius.

Climate of Saba

The island’s average temperatures are 27°C in July and 17°C from December to February, temperatures are mitigated by the constant trade winds blowing northeast. Due to the presence of Mount Scenery (877 meters), which is the highest peak of the Netherlands Antilles, Saba is often covered by clouds, the average annual rainfall is 1000 mm. The dry season runs from December to July. The island is located along the routes of hurricanes that may strike it between August and October.

Climate of Saba.

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES CLIMATIC TABLES

WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO (9 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24,3 29,7 44,7 8,6
February 24,4 30,0 25,5 5,3
March 24,8 30,5 14,2 2,8
April 25,5 31,1 19,6 2,8
May 26,3 31,6 19,6 2,0
June 26,4 32,0 19,3 3,0
July 26,1 31,9 40,2 6,4
August 26,3 32,4 41,5 5,1
September 26,5 32,6 48,6 4,6
October 26,2 31,9 83,7 7,4
November 25,6 31,1 96,7 9,9
December 24,8 30,1 99,8 11,5
YEAR 25,6 31,2 553,4 70,4

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

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