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The climate of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda are centrally located in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. The country consists of the islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda. The latter actually is an uninhabited rock with a surface of over 1 square kilometer. Antigua and Barbuda have a tropical savannah climate (type Aw according to the Köppen climate classification) with tropical temperatures all year round; two seasons and an average precipitation figure of 1000 millimeters per year. The dry season is from the second part of January till June. During the wet season the number of showers increase and showers may last somewhat longer.


Climate information of places and areas in Antigua and Barbuda
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about weather and climate can be found on the climate pages per area or town. As for Antigua and Barbuda the following climate information is available:

Saint John's

The weather on Antigua and Barbuda is pleasant for most visitors. It is always warm here without getting too hot. In comparison to other Caribbean countries Antigua and Barbuda get more hours of sunshine and humidity figures are relatively low for a tropical climate. This gives you a less clammy feel.

Hurricanes and wind
Just like in all of the Caribbean the wind almost always comes from a north easterly direction. These trade winds blow continuously along the eastern coastal areas. During some seasons the wind veers a little and blows from a south easterly direction. This was the case from 1999-2003. The wind blows with an average speed of 20 kilometers per hour. In June, July and August the highest wind speeds can be recorded (22-25 km/h) In October and November the wind eases off. The hurricane season is from the end of June till the start of December. During this period Antigua and Barbuda run the risk of getting hit by a hurricane or tropical storm. Hurricane activity in the vicinity may cause the wind to increase with heavy rain and tidal waves along the coast.


Climate figures
Throughout Antigua and Barbuda several climate zones and temperatures can be found. The data in the table below are an average for the capital of Saint John’s and can be seen as an average for the entire country. Please visit the individual pages for climate information on other places and regions in Antigua and Barbuda.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 28 22 8 16 26
February 28 22 8 12 26
March 29 22 8 13 26
April 29 23 8 12 26
May 30 24 8 14 27
June 30 25 8 15 28
July 31 25 8 17 28
August 31 25 8 17 28
September 31 25 7 17 29
October 30 24 7 18 28
November 30 23 7 17 28
December 29 23 7 17 27
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The information below is an average for Saint John's. Please visit the pages on individual climate information for other places in Antigua and Barbuda.

chance of
(very) hot


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chance of
chance of
sunny days


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