The best times to visit Dominica for ideal weather are

March 5th to April 1st

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

 

 


Other Dominica Travel Info

Weather in Dominica

Temperature

Average temperatures in Dominica vary very little. 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 bottom 1 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 Dominica, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 89.7°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77°F (25°C) at night.

Dominica Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Dominica 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.

Dominica Perceived Temperature (F)

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Dominica Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Dominica 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 84.2 79.2 72.7
Feb 84.2 79.3 72.4
Mar 84.7 79.5 72
Apr 85.7 80.8 73.8
May 87 82.6 76.2
Jun 88.7 84 77.2
Jul 89 84.1 77
Aug 89.4 84.4 76.9
Sep 89.3 83.8 75.8
Oct 88.2 82.9 75.7
Nov 86.8 81.9 75.3
Dec 84.8 80 73.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29 26.2 22.6
Feb 29 26.3 22.4
Mar 29.3 26.4 22.2
Apr 29.8 27.1 23.2
May 30.6 28.1 24.6
Jun 31.5 28.9 25.1
Jul 31.7 28.9 25
Aug 31.9 29.1 24.9
Sep 31.8 28.8 24.3
Oct 31.2 28.3 24.3
Nov 30.4 27.7 24.1
Dec 29.3 26.7 23.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dominica 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 March. For example, on the week of March 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid October with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 8th.

When can you find snow in Dominica? 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 Dominica.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 31% 0 3.7
Feb 20% 0 1.7
Mar 18% 0 2.3
Apr 27% 0 5.3
May 32% 0 6.2
Jun 33% 0 5.6
Jul 38% 0 7.3
Aug 42% 0 9.7
Sep 37% 0 8.3
Oct 45% 0 8.9
Nov 42% 0 7.6
Dec 37% 0 4.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 31 0 9.4
Feb 20 0 4.3
Mar 18 0 5.8
Apr 27 0 13.5
May 32 0 15.7
Jun 33 0 14.2
Jul 38 0 18.5
Aug 42 0 24.6
Sep 37 0 21.1
Oct 45 0 22.6
Nov 42 0 19.3
Dec 37 0 11.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Dominica has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (60.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (69.3%).

Wind in Dominica is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by February and January. July’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.3 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 late January where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 8.7 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Feb 9.1 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 8.4 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Apr 8.4 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
May 7.8 Gentle breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jun 8.4 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 9.3 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Aug 7.9 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.5 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.8 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Dec 7.9 Gentle breeze 11.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.7%
Feb 61.8%
Mar 60.7%
Apr 63.3%
May 66%
Jun 64%
Jul 65%
Aug 66.8%
Sep 68.4%
Oct 69.3%
Nov 67%
Dec 65.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Dominica?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Dominica; 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 Dominica is February, followed by July and November. 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 Dominica in September. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 69 in September means 69% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Dominica Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 83.8°F (28.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 10 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 moderate precipitation with 10 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Dominica, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 85.2°F (29.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 11 to 14 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 Dominica to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.1°F (29.5°C) and 83.9°F (28.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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