The best times to visit Bonaire for ideal weather are

February 5th to July 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Bonaire Travel Info

Weather in Bonaire

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bonaire vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 27th 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 Bonaire, the hottest months are September, August, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early September where highs are regularly around 91.1°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 81.8°F (27.7°C) at night.

Bonaire Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bonaire Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Bonaire Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bonaire Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bonaire 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.1 81.4 76.6
Feb 86 81.3 76.7
Mar 86.6 82 77.5
Apr 87.7 83.1 78.9
May 88.5 83.9 80
Jun 89 84.5 80.7
Jul 89 84.5 80.4
Aug 90.2 85.3 81
Sep 90.7 85.8 81.2
Oct 89.6 84.8 80.4
Nov 88.4 83.4 79
Dec 86.6 81.9 77.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.1 27.4 24.8
Feb 30 27.4 24.8
Mar 30.3 27.8 25.3
Apr 30.9 28.4 26.1
May 31.4 28.8 26.7
Jun 31.7 29.2 27.1
Jul 31.7 29.2 26.9
Aug 32.3 29.6 27.2
Sep 32.6 29.9 27.3
Oct 32 29.3 26.9
Nov 31.3 28.6 26.1
Dec 30.3 27.7 25.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bonaire are March, May, 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 March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Bonaire? 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 Bonaire.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bonaire (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 11% 0 1.6
Feb 9% 0 1
Mar 2% 0 0.2
Apr 4% 0 0.5
May 4% 0 0.7
Jun 5% 0 0.5
Jul 9% 0 0.9
Aug 5% 0 0.6
Sep 11% 0 2.6
Oct 14% 0 2.5
Nov 15% 0 2.6
Dec 15% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 4.1
Feb 9 0 2.5
Mar 2 0 0.5
Apr 4 0 1.3
May 4 0 1.8
Jun 5 0 1.3
Jul 9 0 2.3
Aug 5 0 1.5
Sep 11 0 6.6
Oct 14 0 6.4
Nov 15 0 6.6
Dec 15 0 7.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Bonaire has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (69% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (74%).

Wind in Bonaire is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 15.4 knots (17.8 MPH or 28.6 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 early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 19.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bonaire.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 12.7 Significant breeze 17 Strong breeze
Feb 13.3 Significant breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Mar 13.8 Significant breeze 17.5 Strong breeze
Apr 14 Significant breeze 18 Strong breeze
May 14.3 Significant breeze 18.4 Strong breeze
Jun 15.4 Significant breeze 19.4 Strong breeze
Jul 14.4 Significant breeze 18.3 Strong breeze
Aug 12.2 Significant breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Sep 11.9 Significant breeze 15.8 Strong breeze
Oct 10.4 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Nov 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.3 Strong breeze
Dec 11.1 Significant breeze 15.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.2%
Feb 70.6%
Mar 69%
Apr 70.1%
May 71.9%
Jun 71.3%
Jul 72%
Aug 71.4%
Sep 70.8%
Oct 71.8%
Nov 74%
Dec 73%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bonaire?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Bonaire; 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 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bonaire, the Caribbean Netherlands is January, followed by February and July. 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 Bonaire in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 68.1 in May means 68.1% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Bonaire Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 86.2°F (30.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 1 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 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bonaire, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 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 Bonaire to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 85.4°F (29.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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