The climate of Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe is an overseas department of France, situated in the
Caribbean Sea. Guadeloupe consists of a number of inhabited and desert
islands and has a tropical monsoon climate according to the
Koeppen-Geiger climate classification (type Am). Guadeloupe counts
approximately three-thousand hours of sunshine on a yearly basis, has
an average of 1400 to 1700 millimeters of precipitation within a year
and has an average day temperature around the tropical value of thirty
degrees centigrade almost throughout the year. In the Isle of
Basse-Terre you find the volcano La Soufrière which, with its altitude
of 1467 meters above sea-level, is also determining for the climate in
this largest island of Guadeloupe. On the volcano itself you have got
to deal with lower temperatures, due to differences in altitude, on
the weather-side of the volcano there is more precipitation (it stops
the depressions), whereas on the lee-side there is considerably less
precipitation due to the sheltered situation. The capital of
Basse-terre, situated on the west-coast, benefits by it, through which
this town is one of the most agreeable places of Guadeloupe.
Climate information of places and areas in Guadeloupe
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 Guadeloupe the following climate
information is available:
Guadeloupe belongs to the wetter areas within the region. Even in the
driest years there is still approximately a thousand millimeters of
precipitation, in the wettest years there is not less than some
two-thousand five-hundred millimeters of rain. The first months of the
year are drier, however there is no talk of a really dry season. From
the month of April the amount of precipitation increases and finally
the months of September, October and November are the wettest, with on
an average more than two-hundred millimeters of rain a month.
Scattered over Guadeloupe the quantities can differ very much.
Early in July the hurricane season starts, which increases the chances
of Guadeloupe to be struck by tropical storms and even hurricanes.
Guadeloupe is not struck by hurricanes every year, but due to its
situation within the Lesser Antilles Guadeloupe is an archipelago
which is very vulnerable to this violence of nature. The chance of
tropical storms and periods with fitful weather due to tropical
depressions in the immediate vicinity lasts until early September.
Scattered over Guadeloupe you find different climate data and
temperatures. The data in the table below go for the capital of
Basse-Terre and can be considered the average for the country. Visit
the individual climate information pages for the climate data of other
places in Guadeloupe.
More climate information
Climate figures come in handy but do not offer a total image of the
climate and the possible weather conditions within a certain period.
How big the chance of wintry weather, (extreme) heat or hurricanes is,
is not to be found back in figures.
Therefore we monthly offer handy extra climate information. The
information below goes for the capital Basse-Terre. For information
about specific areas and places in Guadeloupe please visit the
specific climate pages of those places and/or areas.
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