The best times to visit Barbados 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.
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Weather in Barbados
Average temperatures in Barbados vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 6th 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 Barbados, the hottest months are September, August, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late September where highs are regularly around 88.6°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.3°F (25.2°C) at night.
Barbados Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Barbados 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.
Barbados Perceived Temperature (F)
Barbados Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Barbados 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 Barbados are March, February, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 6th.
When can you find snow in Barbados? 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 Barbados.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Barbados (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
Barbados has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (69.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (76.8%).
Wind in Barbados is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is June, followed by February and July. June’s average wind speed of around 15.7 knots (18.1 MPH or 29.2 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 21.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Barbados.
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||14.5||Significant breeze||19.2||Strong breeze|
|Feb||15.4||Significant breeze||20.8||Strong breeze|
|Mar||14.2||Significant breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|Apr||13.7||Significant breeze||18.1||Strong breeze|
|May||13.9||Significant breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Jun||15.7||Significant breeze||20.4||Strong breeze|
|Jul||14.6||Significant breeze||19.3||Strong breeze|
|Aug||11.7||Significant breeze||17.2||Strong breeze|
|Sep||10||Gentle breeze||15.1||Strong breeze|
|Oct||11.3||Significant breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||12.3||Significant breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|Dec||13.4||Significant breeze||18.2||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Barbados?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Barbados; 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 27, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Barbados is January, followed by February and August. 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 Barbados in November. 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 Barbados Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 85.1°F (29.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 the most precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Barbados, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 86.3°F (30.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Barbados to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86°F (30°C) and 84.5°F (29.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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