The best times to visit Jolly Harbour for ideal weather are
January 29th 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.
Jolly Harbour Travel Guide
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Weather in Jolly Harbour
Average temperatures in Jolly Harbour 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 5th 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 Jolly Harbour, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 88.4°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.
Jolly Harbour Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Jolly Harbour 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.
Jolly Harbour Perceived Temperature (F)
Jolly Harbour Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Jolly Harbour 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 Jolly Harbour 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.
When can you find snow in Jolly Harbour? 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 Jolly Harbour.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Jolly Harbour (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
Jolly Harbour 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 Jolly Harbour is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by February and June. July’s average wind speed of around 11.4 knots (13.2 MPH or 21.2 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 July where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Jolly Harbour.
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||10.3||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10.6||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.8||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.9||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|May||9.5||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||10.6||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||11.4||Significant breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||10.3||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.7||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.1||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.2||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Jolly Harbour?
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 Jolly Harbour, 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 Jolly Harbour 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 Jolly Harbour Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 83.4°F (28.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Jolly Harbour, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 84.9°F (29.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 8 to 10 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 Jolly Harbour to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.3°F (29.1°C) and 82.7°F (28.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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