Best time to go to Barbados for a perfect weather and where to go?
Discover the perfect time to visit Barbados from average climate conditions in many locations like Hastings or Speightstown, below.
When is the best time to go to Barbados?
When is the best time to go to Barbados? Here's some information to help you in your decision:
- In Barbados, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, May, June and December
- The best months to go to Bridgetown are January, February, March, April, May, June and December
- On average, it is hot all year round in Bridgetown
- The rainiest months in this city are August and October
- The cities with the best climate are Bridgetown, Bathsheba, Holetown, Oistins, Saint James, Hastings and Speightstown, with good weather at least 7 months a year
- The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Bridgetown
Annual weather in Barbados
For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Barbados for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:
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Best time to travel to Barbados by cities
Climate and Weather in Barbados
The Barbados is a Caribbean island located just east of Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as north of Venezuela and Guyana. Its capital is Bridgetown and other important cities in the area are Speightstown, Holetown and Charnocks.
The climate in the Barbados is tropical and therefore there are only two seasons: a rainy season and a dry season. Temperatures vary very little during the year and rainfall is important, especially on the hillsides and in the center. The coast on the other hand faces less rainfall. Although cyclones are common between the months of June and November in the Caribbean Sea, they rarely hit the island of Barbados.
Between June and December, the weather in Barbados is both warm and very humid as this is otherwise known as the rainy season. The temperatures are very high and rainfall is very important. August is also the hottest and the wettest month of the year. Dirt roads turn into mud, making the exploration of nature rather difficult.
The climate of Barbados is more lenient during the dry season, which occurs between January and May. The temperatures are quite high and rainfall is generally moderate. Thus, this is the ideal time to explore the island and its natural wonders. Earlier in the year, Barbados offers a perfect time to forget the winter raging away in Europe.
Temperatures and rainfall in Barbados
On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Barbados and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Bridgetown, Bathsheba, Holetown, Oistins and Saint James, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.
Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Barbados
Find out when Barbados has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.
Tourist seasons in Barbados
The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Barbados is high in: January, February, March, November and December.
- Very low season in Barbados: June, July, September and October.
- Low season in Barbados: April, May and August.
- High season in Barbados: March and November.
- Peak season in Barbados: January, February and December.
Figure: Visitor index for Barbados month by month
Average price for flights to Barbados
A return flight between London and Bridgetown is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 656 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 549 more for your airline ticket to Bridgetown if you go in august.
Where to go in Barbados?
This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).
What can I do in Barbados?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
Crafts / shopping