The best times to visit Philipsburg for ideal weather are
April 9th to May 6th
May 28th to June 24th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Philipsburg Travel Guide
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Weather in Philipsburg
Average temperatures in Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg, the hottest months are September, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid September where highs are regularly around 88.8°F (31.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.6°F (26.4°C) at night.
Philipsburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Philipsburg 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.
Philipsburg Perceived Temperature (F)
Philipsburg Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg are April, March, 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th 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 Philipsburg? 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 Philipsburg.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Philipsburg (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
Philipsburg has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (62.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (68.2%).
Wind in Philipsburg is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by August and January. July’s average wind speed of around 10.1 knots (11.6 MPH or 18.6 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 early July where average top sustained speeds reach 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Philipsburg.
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||9.5||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.3||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.8||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.9||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|May||8.4||Gentle breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.2||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.1||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||9.5||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.5||Gentle breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.6||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.2||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Philipsburg?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Sint Maarten; 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 Philipsburg, Sint Maarten is January, followed by July 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 Philipsburg in October. 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 Philipsburg Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 82.6°F (28.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 5 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Philipsburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 84.6°F (29.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 9 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 Philipsburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 82.5°F (28.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.