The best times to visit Antigua and Barbuda for ideal weather are
January 29th to April 8th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Antigua and Barbuda Travel Guide
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Weather in Antigua and Barbuda
Average temperatures in Antigua and Barbuda vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Antigua and Barbuda, the hottest months are August, September, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 87°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.6°F (25.3°C) at night.
Antigua and Barbuda Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Antigua and Barbuda Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Antigua and Barbuda Perceived Temperature (F)
Antigua and Barbuda Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Antigua and Barbuda Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Antigua and Barbuda are March, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.
When can you find snow in Antigua and Barbuda? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Antigua and Barbuda.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Antigua and Barbuda (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Antigua and Barbuda has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (64.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (72.9%).
Wind in Antigua and Barbuda is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early August where average top sustained speeds reach 15.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Antigua and Barbuda.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||9.2||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.4||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.8||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.4||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|May||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||10||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.2||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Aug||9.5||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.7||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.2||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Antigua and Barbuda?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Antigua and Barbuda; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 28, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Antigua and Barbuda is January, followed by February and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Antigua and Barbuda in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Antigua and Barbuda Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.8°F (29.3°C) and 81.8°F (27.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Antigua and Barbuda, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 83.8°F (28.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Antigua and Barbuda to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.1°F (28.4°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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