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The climate of the Netherlands Antilles: when to go

CLIMATE OF CURAÇAO AND BONAIRE

The two southern and largest islands of the Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao and Bonaire have a hot-dry and sunny tropical climate all year round, with average temperatures of 27 ° C, mitigated by the constant blowing of the north-east trade winds.

The rainy season starts in October and ends in December. The annual average rainfall on the island of Curaçao is only 570 mm. Both Curaçao and Bonaire are located off the hurricane routes. The two islands can be visited safely throughout the year.

Climate of Curaçao. The climate of Bonaire. Climate of Aruba.

CLIMATE OF SINT MAARTEN

Sint Maarten enjoys a hot humid tropical climate. The island has a rainy season from June to October, hurricanes are also possible during this period. The driest months are those 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. The best time to visit the island of Sint Maarten are the driest months between December and April.

Climate of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin.

CLIMATE OF SINT EUSTATIUS

Sint Eustatius enjoys a hot humid tropical climate, generally dry and sunny, mitigated by the trade winds, with a rainy season from June to September, the average annual rainfall is 1,150 mm. The island is located along the hurricane routes that can hit it between August and October. The driest months are those 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 SABA

On the island of Saba the average temperatures of the island are 27 ° C in July and 17 ° C from December to February. On the island of Saba, temperatures are mitigated by the constant blowing of the north-east trade winds.

Due to the presence of Mount Scenery (877 meters), which is the highest peak in the Netherlands Antilles. The island of Saba is often covered in clouds. On this island the annual average rainfall is 1,000 mm. The dry season runs from December to July. The island is located along the hurricane routes that can hit it between August and October.

THE CLIMATE OF THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES: CLIMATIC TABLES

WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO (9 meters)
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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