Best Time to Visit Guadeloupe

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Guadeloupe. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Pointe-à-Pitre . 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 Guadeloupe for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 19 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 25 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.369.33 in (10 – 18 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Although Guadeloupe is about 4300 miles from Paris, it is officially part of France and, as a French overseas department, is also a normal member of the EU.

The archipelago consists of 9 islands and is one of the so-called Lesser Antilles. Together with the island states of Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin and Martinique, also located in the Caribbean, the French Antilles are consequently also mentioned. Due to the striking shape of its two main islands Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, which are only connected by a land area of about 40 metres wide, Guadeloupe is also often referred to as “Butterfly Island”.

Guadeloupe also includes the inhabited islets of La Désirade and Marie-Galante, as well as the uninhabited archipelago of Îles des Saintes and Îles de la Petite Terre. The landscape on the two main islands is quite different, as Basse-Terre is a volcanic island with quite mountainous terrain and lush vegetation, while Grande-Terre is rather flat and comparatively sparse.

Climate in Guadeloupe

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' As is usual for the Lesser Antilles, Guadeloupe, the so-called Caribbean island above the wind, has a tropical climate characterized by warm temperatures all year round but no extreme humidity. Typically, most rainfall occurs during the European summer and autumn, so that the months of July to the end of October can be described as the rainy season on Guadeloupe.

The (rather low) risk of hurricanes also falls during the wetter months, which is why this period is generally not the best travel season. However, the islands of the eastern Caribbean, including Guadeloupe, receive occasional rainfall all year round, so that it can rain every month of the year.

These are usually strong, but very short and are a welcome refreshment not only for the plants. Usually the sun fights its way through the clouds and there are best conditions for swimming. Due to the mountains on Basse-Terre it can be considerably cooler here at higher altitudes, and more rainfall usually pours down the slopes than on the beaches of Grande-Terre.

Best Time to Visit Guadeloupe: Overview

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When to go to Guadeloupe?


Due to the climatic conditions, we can recommend the months December to June as the best travel season for Guadeloupe without hesitation. In this way they avoid the danger of tropical storms and can look forward to 7 to 8 hours of sunshine daily and water temperatures of around 26 °C. These are ideal conditions for a beach holiday.

Due to the light trade winds, activities such as hiking or cycling tours on Guadeloupe are also pleasantly possible during this time. The temperature at night is a mild 19 °C, while it heats up considerably in the period from June to November. However, this does not mean that the months July to November are not at all suitable for a trip to Guadeloupe.

On the contrary, even in this time there are always sunny phases and sometimes it doesn’t rain at all for days. In addition, the prices of the hotels are now pleasantly low in the low season, and the flight offers (mostly via France) also offer great savings potential. If you don’t mind the possible weather risks, you can enjoy a fantastic holiday on Guadeloupe even outside the best travel season.


Climate Chart Guadeloupe

Pointe-à-Pitre

Climate Chart Pointe-à-Pitre
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Guadeloupe

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

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature28°28°29°29°30°30°30°31°31°30°30°29°
Night Temperature19°19°19°21°22°23°23°23°23°22°21°20°
Water Temperature26°25°26°26°27°27°28°28°28°28°27°27°
Precipitation (inch)3.542.362.84.576.265.947.89.139.299.337.955.47
Rainy days151110111414171717181716
Hours of Sunshine788888887777
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Pointe-à-Pitre is 25.4 °C.

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

Warmest month: August (26.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (23.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Pointe-à-Pitre 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: 74.45 inch on 177 rainy days

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

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): July, August, September, October, and November
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 43.5 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Pointe-à-Pitre .

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, March is the sunniest month with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.5 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 Sights


Guadeloupe inspires above all with its exciting cultural mix, which always walks between French modern, Creole joie de vivre and African serenity. The incomparably beautiful beaches like St. Anne Beach, Plage Leroux, Ilet Caret, Les Saintes or the Blue Lagoon inspire sun worshippers and beach vacationers from all over the world.

But the islands also have much to offer in terms of landscape, especially the meeting of the Atlantic and the Caribbean at the Pointe des Chateaux reveals a gigantic spectacle of the forces of nature. The Carbet Falls are as popular as the Botanical Garden of Deshaies, while active holidaymakers will seek the challenge of La Soufriere Volcano.

With 1467 meters it is the highest mountain of the Lesser Antilles. Exciting hiking trails also lead through the Guadeloupe National Park, which stretches around the volcano.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Guadeloupe: Small-Group Craft Brewery Visit | From Pointe-a-Pitre: Small-Group Marie-Galante Island Tour | Pointe-à-Pitre: Walking Food Tour | Guadeloupe: Glass-Bottom Kayak Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Pointe-à-Pitre (Station Pointe-a-Pitre)
broken clouds     broken clouds, 29 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 16 mph ONO
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 66 %
Last updated: 12th Dec 2019, 05:10 pm
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Caribbean: Regions

Guadeloupe 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:

Guadeloupe: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Guadeloupe holiday already. Average rating is 2 of 5 stars.
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    Szilvia, 48 years old was there in March

    Much rain,partly sunny,warm
    You can swim but with a little sunshine the sea looks more beautiful.caribbean blue…

    Weather Rating: 2 stars – Tricky

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