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The climate of Grande-Terre (Guadeloupe)
Grande-Terre is, as far as size is concerned, the second island of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe, which is only separated from the island of Basse-Terre by a salt water river. Grande-Terre lies in the Caribbean Sea. In the south-west lies the capital of the island , Pointe--Pitre, which at the same time is the largest town in the island. Point--Pitre has the most important sea-port of the country and at the same time the international airport is situated next to this town. Totally a little less than 200,000 inhabitants live in this island. Nowadays tourism is the most important source of income in the island Mant tourists yearly travel to Grande-Terre. The islands are particularly popular with walkers and divers.
Grande-Terre has a tropical climate with here and there a micro-climate where the average amount of precipitation is somewhat smaller than in the rest of the island. These micro-climates in the island are easily to be recognized because of the other vegetation that occurs there. The island has a wetter and a drier period. The drier period for the greater part falls together with the first months of the year. In the second half of the year it is somewhat wetter here and because of that the average air humidity in this period is a lot higher. Then tropical storms and hurricanes can occur here. The temperatures by day are here around 30 degrees centigrade throughout the year and the temperatures by night are only a few degrees lower.

 

Climate information
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to Grande-Terre:

average
 maximum
temperature (C)

average
minimum

temperature (C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (C)
January 28 24 7 16 27
February 28 24 7 11 26
March 28 25 8 11 26
April 29 26 8 12 27
May 30 27 8 14 27
June 31 27 8 15 28
July 31 27 8 16 28
August 31 27 8 17 28
September 31 27 7 18 29
October 30 27 7 19 29
November 29 26 7 18 28
December 28 25 7 18 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 figures are very useful but dont present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures dont 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:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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