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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.


Climate figures
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.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
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 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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