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The climate of Barbados
The island-state of Barbados is a popular holiday destination in the Caribbean. The tropical climate in combination with the beautiful beaches attracts a lot of tourists. All along the south coast and the west coast magnificent beaches and beautiful resorts can be found for unforgettable holidays. According to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification Barbados has a tropical monsoon climate (type Am). Barbados has a wet season (rainy season or monsoon) and a dry season. The wet season lasts from June to December. During this period about 80% of the annual precipitation falls.


Climate information of places and areas in Barbados
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 Barbados the following climate information is available:

Crane Beach
Paynes Bay

The maximum temperature is between 27 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius the whole year around. The differences in temperature are mainly determined by your location on the island and the month you are in. During the end of December and the beginning of January temperatures are lowest with 28 degrees Celsius on average. During the summer it’s a bit warmer with 31 degrees Celsius on average. The north east trade wind makes for an ever windy north east coast. On the more popular south west coast the cooling influence of the wind is less. Temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius are rare because of the cooling effect of the sea water. The warmest temperatures are measured inland just like the coldest temperatures. Temperatures can go just below 20 degrees Celsius here. The lowest temperatures on the coast are between 21 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius the whole year around.

Because of the north east trade wind air continually comes from the north east. During the hurricane season which lasts from July to December Barbados is in an area that is susceptible hurricanes and tropical depressions. For some reason hurricanes almost always follow a path that leaves Barbados unharmed. Barbados only gets hit by a hurricane a few times a century. During the hurricane season chances of cloudy and rough weather are higher though.


Climate figures
Several climate figures and temperatures are available for Barbados. The figures in the table below are figures for the capital Bridgetown and can be seen as an average for the entire country. Please visit the pages on individual climate information for other places in Barbados.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 28 21 9 17 27
February 29 21 9 12 26
March 30 21 8 12 26
April 30 22 9 11 27
May 31 23 9 14 28
June 31 24 8 18 28
July 30 23 8 20 28
August 31 23 8 18 28
September 30 23 8 17 29
October 30 23 7 16 28
November 30 23 8 17 28
December 29 22 8 18 28
= 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 Bridgetown. Please visit the pages on individual climate information for other places in Barbados.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. “More climate info” is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, it’s up to the reader to use it to it’s benefit.


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