The best times to visit French West Indies for ideal weather are
March 5th to March 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
French West Indies Travel Guide
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Weather in French West Indies
Average temperatures in French West Indies 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 French West Indies, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid June where highs are regularly around 89.1°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.6°F (24.2°C) at night.
French West Indies Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
French West Indies 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.
French West Indies Perceived Temperature (F)
French West Indies Perceived Temperature (C)
Average French West Indies 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 French West Indies are March, February, and then June. 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 mid July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in French West Indies? 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 French West Indies.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in French West Indies (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
French West Indies has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (68.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (76.4%).
Wind in French West Indies is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.2 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 mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 15.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in French West Indies.
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||6.1||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.9||Light breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.4||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.9||Light breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|May||7||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.2||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.5||Light breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.2||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.1||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.5||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to French West Indies?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for France; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 24, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in French West Indies 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 French West Indies 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 French West Indies Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 84.7°F (29.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 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 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in French West Indies, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 86°F (30°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 11 to 13 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 French West Indies to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 83.9°F (28.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.