Best Time to Visit Aruba

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Aruba. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Oranjestad. 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 Aruba for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 25 °C to 33 °C
Waves Symbol 26 °C to 29 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.353.7 in (2 – 11 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Aruba in the Caribbean is the smallest of the so-called ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) and is also part of the Netherlands Antilles. Only 16 miles north of the Venezuelan coast, Aruba is politically an equal part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The island therefore has internal autonomy, its own government and currency. The Aruba-Florin (AWG), also called Aruba-Gulden, replaced the former Antilles-Gulden in 1979 and is fixed at a fixed exchange rate of 1.79 AWG for 1 US Dollar.

Large parts of Aruba are very flat and have a sandy or stony surface. The most striking mountain on Aruba is the volcanic Hooiberg, which at 165 metres is the second highest mountain on the island after Jamanota. The island is about 19 miles long and 6 miles wide at its widest point, about 110,000 inhabitants live in Aruba.

The capital is Oranjestad, which is home to a popular cruise port and the Queen Beatrix International Airport. The south and southwest of Aruba is protected and is considered a true holiday paradise with its long, white sandy beaches. The north coast of the island is rather rough and shows strong currents.

Climate on Aruba (ABC Islands)

Vista (Christian Córdova)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate of the Antilles Islands under the wind (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Isla Margarita) is characterized by the special geographical position in the protected area off the coast of Venezuela and the immediate proximity of the equator. In contrast to many other islands in the Caribbean, the north-east trade wind therefore has comparatively little influence on the weather in Aruba.

It therefore remains very dry during the course of the year, with regular rainfall only occurring between October and December.

But even in this travel season the rain remains very low. No wonder Aruba is famous for the divi-divi tree and various cactus species. Aruba is not in the endangered area of influence of hurricanes, so the risk of tropical cyclones is extremely low. The Aruba climate is rather characterized by constant, sunny weather (7 to 10 hours of sunshine) and is therefore suitable for a holiday all year round.

Best Time to Visit Aruba: Overview

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When is the best time to travel on Aruba?


As already described, the Aruba climate (ABC Islands) in the Antilles captivates by its constancy and predictability, bad weather is an absolute exception on the Caribbean island. Temperatures are between 30 °C to 33 °C during the day and 25 °C (night) even after sunset.

A steady light breeze makes the climate very bearable and there is no real rainy season on Aruba. From mid-September to early December, showers can be short, but these small refreshments are a welcome change and not at all comparable to the rainy season in other regions of the Caribbean (e.g. the Greater Antilles).

For our travel experts, however, the best time to travel on Aruba is from mid-December to early May, as the temperatures are still slightly lower, especially at night, and sunshine prevails almost exclusively. Virtually no rain falls at all in March and April, but at this time numerous cruise ships also dock in the port. Despite the recommendation for the best time to travel on Aruba we can make it short: the ABC Islands are a real year-round destination!

Climate Chart Aruba

Oranjestad

Climate Chart Oranjestad
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Aruba

In the following, you will find the climate table for Aruba, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Water Temperatures.

Temperatures, Precipitation in Oranjestad (Aruba)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature30°30°31°32°32°32°32°33°33°32°31°30°
Night Temperature25°25°25°26°27°27°26°27°27°26°26°25°
Water Temperature27°26°26°27°28°28°28°28°29°29°29°27°
Precipitation (inch)1.550.810.340.460.640.741.251.021.793.063.73.22
Rainy days85222354471111
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Oranjestad is 28.1 °C.

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

Warmest month: September (29.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (26.7 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Oranjestad is 29 °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: 18.57 inch on 64 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 Oranjestad.

Sights & Beaches in Aruba


The carnival on Aruba has a long tradition and is also a thrilling spectacle for tourists, where the many peoples of the island turn peacefully and colorfully into a large party community. Aruba also has a lot to offer, one of the most important sights is of course the capital Oranjestad with its exciting mix of historical buildings as well as hip cafés, restaurants and boutiques.

Besides various water sports (surfing, diving, snorkelling), Aruba naturally focuses on the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean. The fine white sand on Eagle Beach and Palm Beach, the popular Arashi Beach, the beautiful Malmok Beach, Druif Beach, Baby Beach, Roger’s Beach and Mangel Halto.

More information about the best things to do: Aruba

Popular Activities

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Oranjestad (Station Sabana Berde)
few clouds     few clouds, 30 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 22 mph O
Air Pressure: 1011 hPa       Humidity: 70 %
Last updated: 24th Jun 2019, 11:14 pm
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Caribbean: Regions

Aruba 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:

Aruba: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for Aruba holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Ilda K. , 34 years old was there in July

    I was in Aruba at the end of July – middle of August. The weather was just great. Pure sunshine, calm sea, a bit windy and most importantly hot perfect for swimming.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Siegfried, 63 years old was there in September

    sunny warm, because a steady light breeze is pleasantly bearable

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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