Best Time to Visit Antigua and Barbuda

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Antigua and Barbuda. We created climate tables and charts for the location of St. John’s. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Antigua and Barbuda for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 21 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 25 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.096.1 in (10 – 16 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

The Parliamentary Monarchy of Antigua and Barbuda is a state between the Caribbean and the North Atlantic, consisting of the individual islands of Antigua and Barbuda and the uninhabited volcanic island of Redonda. Some smaller islands such as Long Island and Green Island are also included in the national territory. Antigua and Barbuda is located about 400 miles southeast of Puerto Rico and is a member of the Commonwealth Community.

The country belongs to the Antilles Islands above the wind and is home to about 70,000 inhabitants on an area of 280 square miles. The capital is Saint John’s on the northwestern coast of Antigua. The official language is English, but it is also a Creole language based on English. The biggest elevation of the country is the 402 meter high Mount Obama. The volcanic crater is located in the southwest of Antigua Island.

There are many coral reefs around the islands. The coral island Barbuda rises 44 meters out of the sea and is completely natural. The predominant area of the two main islands Antigua and Barbada consists of limestone formations. 5 miles north-east of the capital Saint John’s is the airport VC Bird International.

Climate in Antigua and Barbuda

Just like Heaven (Roberto Faccenda)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The northern Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles including Antigua and Barbuda have a tropical climate. This means that the temperatures are very constant throughout the year (28 °C to 32 °C during the day), there are no recognizable seasons and the night temperatures remain very mild at 21 °C to 25 °C. Although some travel guides speak of a rainy season in the region, our climate table shows that this is not reflected in the weather records.

Due to the influence of the north-east trade wind, the months of June to September are generally considered to be the rainy season in question, but the period of September to November is in fact the rainy season. In any case, however, there are usually only short showers, which can occur at any time of the year. Rainfall in Antigua and Barbuda ranges between 53 and 6.1 in per month, which is below average compared to other Caribbean countries.

The driest travel season is in February and March. The islands offer around 7 to 8 hours of sunshine a day all year round. In summer, especially from July to October, tropical cyclones can hit Antigua and Barbuda. As a rule, however, these are only foothills with poorer weather for a few days, as the islands are not located in the central hurricane belt.

Best Time to Visit Antigua and Barbuda: Overview

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When to visit Antigua and Barbuda?


Antigua and Barbuda can generally be described as an absolute year-round goal. The temperatures of air and water are very constant throughout the year and allow a Caribbean bathing holiday at any time of the year. With these possible restrictions in the summer months, however, we would like to recommend winter as the best time to travel to Antigua and Barbuda. We therefore recommend the months from the end of November to the end of May as the optimal travel season for your Caribbean holiday on the two dream islands.

Climate Chart Antigua and Barbuda

St. John’s

Climate Chart St. Johns
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Antigua and Barbuda

In the following, you will find the climate table for Antigua and Barbuda, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°29°29°30°30°31°31°31°31°31°30°29°
Night Temperature21°22°22°23°24°25°24°24°24°24°23°22°
Water Temperature26°25°26°26°27°27°28°28°28°28°27°27°
Precipitation (inch)3.192.092.093.194.093.94.614.926.15.795.913.9
Rainy days151211101112151515161416
Hours of Sunshine778877787777
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in St. John’s is 26.6 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: June (27.9 °C)
Coldest month: January (25 °C)

The maximum water temperature in St. John’s is 28 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 49.76 inch on 162 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in St. John’s.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


On a trip to Antigua and Barbuda, the focus is on relaxation under the Caribbean sun and on the beach. But there are also many possibilities to actively arrange your holiday. For example, the islands offer a high ropes course that leads through the treetops of a forest. Excursions with motor boats and catamarans to remote bays and small islands are highly recommended. Divers can expect an absolute underwater paradise. A colourful and species-rich underwater world with turtles, sharks and unique coral reefs seems almost magical. A highlight is the Valley Church beach, it seems almost surreal with its picturesque ambience.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in St. John’s (Station Saint Johns)
few clouds     few clouds, 28.6 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 2 mph SW
Air Pressure: 1012 hPa       Humidity: 79 %
Last updated: 20th Sep 2019, 01:28 pm
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Antigua and Barbuda is part of the holiday destination Caribbean. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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