Best Time to Visit Martinique

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Martinique. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Fort-de-France. 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 Martinique for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 21 °C to 30 °C
Waves Symbol 26 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.529.96 in (12 – 22 Days of Rain)
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General & Geography

Martinique is a state between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The island is one of the so-called islands above the wind and belongs to the region of the Lesser Antilles.

The closest neighbouring islands are Dominica and Saint Lucia. As Martinique, with its capital Fort-de-France, is an overseas department of France, like Guadeloupe, the island state is also part of the European Union.

The euro is therefore also the official currency in Martinique, home to some 400,000 inhabitants. The island has a length of about 45 miles and measures about 24 miles at its widest point.

Martinique is very mountainous and is characterized in the north by the 1397 meter high volcano Montagne Pelée. Bananas are still the most important export commodity, about 12 percent of the island’s area is used for agriculture.

Martinique International Airport is often served by French airlines via Paris-Orly or neighbouring islands such as Guadeloupe.

Climate in Martinique

 (eduards b)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-ND 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The Martinique climate is typical of the region and can undoubtedly be described as tropical. This means year-round warm temperatures with only minor fluctuations and comparatively high humidity. Classic seasons, however, are not to be found in Martinique.

Even on hot days, the regular Alizés breeze from the northeast provides a slight cooling, so that the temperatures are never perceived as unpleasant. The touristically popular south of Martinique is significantly drier than the lush green north of the island.

Short tropical showers can occur all year round, but the rainy season in Martinique from June to around the end of November is characterised by increased rainfall. There is also a low risk of tropical cyclones during this period (hurricane season).

Best Time to Visit Martinique: Overview

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When is the best time to visit Martinique?


In general, the beautiful island of Martinique is worth a trip all year round, but the aforementioned rainy season can sometimes cause some restrictions, especially during a seaside holiday. Also for active holiday-makers it can come during the rainy season on Martinique to slippery or even impassable paths and hiking trails.

We therefore recommend the period from the end of November to the end of April as the best travel season on Martinique. Also the transition month of May is still a very good time to travel despite rising humidity and sometimes very humid evenings, and interesting low-season prices now lure.

Climate Chart Martinique

Fort-de-France

Climate Chart Fort-de-France
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Martinique

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

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Fort-de-France (Martinique)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature27°27°28°29°29°29°29°29°30°29°29°28°
Night Temperature22°21°22°22°23°23°23°24°24°23°23°22°
Water Temperature26°26°27°27°27°27°28°28°28°28°28°27°
Precipitation (inch)4.173.072.523.625.27.139.659.139.968.947.995.39
Rainy days171213131518222019181716
Hours of Sunshine889988887788
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Fort-de-France is 25.7 °C.

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

Warmest month: August (26.5 °C)
Coldest month: February (24.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Fort-de-France 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: 76.77 inch on 200 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): June, July, August, September, October, and November
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 52.8 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Fort-de-France.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, March is the sunniest month with an average of 8.6 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8 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.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Fort-de-France
light rain     light rain, 29.1 °C
Clouds: 67 %       Wind: 13 mph O
Air Pressure: 1012 hPa       Humidity: 66 %
Last updated: 12th Dec 2019, 05:38 pm
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Clouds: 34 %Clouds: 4 %Clouds: 98 %Clouds: 1 %Clouds: 2 %Clouds: 21 %
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Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Caribbean: Regions

Martinique 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:

Martinique: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 3 reviews for Martinique holiday already. Average rating is 4.3 of 5 stars.
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    Anna, 22 years old was there in April

    Was very pleasantly warm and not too humid. Had first consider but was really worth it! Again and again

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Dirk, 38 years old was there in November

    At the end of November there was still a lot of rain. It rained almost every day. At the beginning of December things improved considerably.
    Overall very humid warm (also at night)

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Margot, 49 years old was there in February

    In February we spent three weeks island hopping on Martinique and Guadeloupe as well as Dominiva:”Great islands, fantastic nature and we had great weather throughout. An ideal time to travel!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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