The climate of Willemstad (Curaçao)
Willemstad is located in the southeastern part of Curaçao and is the
capital of the island. Willemstad is the largest city of the Lesser
Antilles with a population figure of 140,000. The Lesser Antilles are
among the Leeward Islands. Willemstad has a natural harbor:
Schottegat, which can be reached via the St Anna Bay. Just like in the
rest of Curaçao the main source of income is tourism. The historic
center of the city is a Unesco preservation site. The Queen Emma
bridge is a 168 meter long pontoon bridge and is the only floating
draw bridge in the world. Several museums can be found in Willemstad,
the most popular is the Curaçao museum. Most tourists stay in the
Punda and Otrobanda suburbs. Otrobanda used to be known for its high
crime figures. However, a large makeover during last century has made
it a popular tourist destination. Willemstad has a tropical savannah
climate with a wet and a dry period. The first few months of the year
are much drier than the second part of the year. During the second
part of the year there is a risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.
However, chances of this happening are fairly small in the most
southern part of the Caribbean. Humidity figures are high during this
period causing things to feel muggy. The temperature of the sea is
pleasant all year round.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Willemstad.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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