Bahamas: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Discover the perfect time to go to Bahamas from average climate conditions in many locations like Andros Town or Nassau, right here.

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When is the best time to go to Bahamas?

There is practically year-round sunshine in the Bahamas and with an average temperature between 26 and 32° C, the heat is definitely on the program. The entire year presents a good time to visit the Bahamas. However, as the period from mid-December to late April is the peak tourist season, expect to have crowds on the beaches and encumbering other attractions. If you like the excitement of the cheering crowds, arrange for your stay to coincide with the period of Junkanoo, a party linked to the Bahamian culture that causes a large influx of tourists. The rest of the year, beaches and tourist attractions are less crowded except during the Easter season and Pentecost Monday, as Bahamians take advantage of these holidays for a picnic with the family. The period between May and November is certainly more rainy, but the rains are not sufficient enough to dissuade or to prevent anyone from enjoying the day, having fun and relaxing.

So, when is the best time to go to Bahamas? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In Bahamas, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December
  • The best months to go to Nassau are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Nassau are June, July, August, September and October
  • The rainiest months in this city are August and September
  • The cities with the best climate are Andros Town, Freeport, Little San Salvador, Nassau, Snug Corner, Harbour Island and Marsh Harbour, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Andros Town are May, June, July, August, September, October and November

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Bahamas for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
good Bahamas in january
good Bahamas in february
good Bahamas in march
good to perfect* Bahamas in april
good Bahamas in may
good Bahamas in june
tolerable to good* Bahamas in july
tolerable Bahamas in august
tolerable Bahamas in september
good Bahamas in october
good Bahamas in november
good Bahamas in december

When to go to Bahamas by city

Andros Town

Best time to go to Andros Town

The best months to go to Andros Town are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, october, november and december.

Freeport

Best time to go to Freeport

The best months to go to Freeport are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, october, november and december.

Little San Salvador

Best time to go to Little San Salvador

The best months to go to Little San Salvador are january, february, march, april, may, june, october, november and december.

Nassau

Best time to go to Nassau

The best months to go to Nassau are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, october, november and december.

Snug Corner

Best time to go to Snug Corner

The best months to go to Snug Corner are january, february, march, april, may, june, october, november and december.


Climate and Weather in Bahamas

A true little paradise, lost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and close to the United States, Haiti and the island of Cuba, the Bahamas benefit from a pleasant weather and sunshine for the greater part of the time. The 700 islands of the archipelago, located just one hour from Miami, benefit from a minimum of seven hours of sunshine throughout the winter and nothing short of nine hours in spring and early summer. With very mild temperatures in winter (around 16-17° C) and hot, but bearable temperatures in the summer (no more than 32° C), it would be a shame to deprive anyone of a small passage through the Bahamas when looking for lenient and warm weather.

Bahamas : Beach scene at Current, Eleuthera

The rest of the year, between the months of June and October, it rains about every other day but especially at night or in the evening, which fortunately does not spoil your stay. If you desire to visit, know that the best time to enjoy the best climate of the Bahamas is generally from April to August, with pleasant temperatures and strong sunlight.

Lenient, the climate of the Bahamas is characterized by the presence of the Gulf Stream as well as a large quantity of coral reefs that protect the eastern shores of the islands from hurricanes, just as they do in the capital, Nassau. It is also the southern cities, such as Abraham's Bay or Matthew Town, that are most affected by these natural disasters. The hurricane season, for its part, ranges from June to October and the risk for cyclones can sometimes extend to mid-November, depending on the year.


Temperatures and rainfall in Bahamas

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Bahamas and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Andros Town, Freeport, Little San Salvador, Nassau and Snug Corner, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Bahamas

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cities in Bahamas (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About Bahamas

What can I do in Bahamas?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for Bahamas reliable?

Climate data for Bahamas has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Bahamas allows us to determine the average for each month in Andros Town, Freeport, Little San Salvador, Nassau, Snug Corner, Harbour Island, Marsh Harbour and Alice Town.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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