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The climate of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is the most southerly situated country in the Caribbean. The country consists of two islands: Trinidad and the smaller Tobago. Based on its geographical location Trinidad should actually be a part of South America because of the very small distance (about 10 kilometers) from Venezuela. Based on the history and the characteristics of Trinidad and Tobago the country is a part of the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago has a tropical monsoon climate with a dry season from January till May and a rainy season from June till December. Trinidad gets about 2,110 millimeters of annual precipitation. The smaller island of Tobago is slightly wetter with 2,500 millimeters of annual precipitation. The Northern Range, a hilly area in the northern part of Trinidad is much wetter than the rest of the island with 3,800 millimeters of annual precipitation.


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

Port of Spain

Maximum temperatures are between 30-32 degrees Celsius (86.0-89.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Minimum temperatures are 20-25 degrees Celsius (68.0-77.0 degrees Fahrenheit) which is reached at the end of the night, just before sunset. Because of high humidity figures (83%-87% on average) it often feels warmer than it actually is. Especially in the interior where there is hardly any wind it may feel very muggy. The Highest temperatures can be recorded in the southern part of Trinidad where daytime temperatures of 34-35 degrees Celsius (93.2-95.0 degrees Fahrenheit) are not uncommon.

Trinidad and Tobago are situated just outside the zone where hurricanes and tropical depressions pass. However, there is a small risk the islands get hit by a heavy tropical storm or even a hurricane. Tobago got hit by hurricane Flora in 1963 which seriously damaged the island. Trinidad got hit by tropical storm Alma in 1974. However, the risk of a tropical storm hitting Trinidad and Tobago is much smaller than in other Caribbean islands. The risk of a hurricane is quite small as well.


Climate figures
Throughout the Trinidad and Tobago several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Port of Spain and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate figures for other places and regions in Trinidad and Tobago please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 30 20 8 14 27
February 30 20 8 8 26
March 31 21 8 10 26
April 31 22 8 6 27
May 32 23 7 20 27
June 31 23 6 21 27
July 31 22 6 25 28
August 31 22 7 24 28
September 31 22 7 20 29
October 31 22 6 21 29
November 31 22 6 26 28
December 30 21 7 21 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 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 figures below are for the capital Port of Spain. For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the individual climate pages of Trinidad and Tobago

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
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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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