The climate of Anguilla (British overseas
territories – United Kingdom)
Anguilla is located in the Caribbean to the north of St. Maarten and
is part of the Leeward Islands. Anguilla has approximately 1400
inhabitants. The capital of Anguilla is The Valley and is situated
close to Wallblake airport. Anguilla is one of the British overseas
territories. Several small uninhabited islands and reefs are part of
Anguilla. The most important ones are Anguillita, Dog Island, Prickly
Pear Cays, Sandy Island, Scrub Island, Scilly Cay, Seal Island and
Sombrero. Anguilla and St. Maarten are separated by the Anguilla
Channel. Anguilla’s income is mostly generated by tourism and the
banking system; the latter because of its favorable tax environment.
Most of the tourists come here to enjoy the beautiful white palm tree
beaches and the azure blue sea. Diving and snorkeling form the number
one tourist activity.
Anguilla has a tropical monsoon climate which is greatly influenced by
a trade wind. The island’s location in the Caribbean also has its
influence on the climate. Temperatures are reasonably high all year
round but because of the ever blowing trade wind very pleasant.
Anguilla gets more than 3,000 hours of sun per year. The island gets
quite a lot of rain, but showers often are short lived. On a yearly
basis more than 1000 millimeters of rain falls. This causes humidity
figures to be high. Anguilla is situated in an area with a high risk
of tropical storms and hurricanes. During the 1990s a hurricane
destroyed a large part of the island.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate
records. They are an average for Anguilla
More climate information
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How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
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