The best times to visit Punta Gorda for ideal weather are
January 1st to January 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Punta Gorda Travel Guide
Other Punta Gorda Travel Info
Weather in Punta Gorda
Average temperatures in Punta Gorda vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 4th 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 Punta Gorda, the hottest months are June, May, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.6°F (24.2°C) at night.
Punta Gorda Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Punta Gorda 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.
Punta Gorda Perceived Temperature (F)
Punta Gorda Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda are April, May, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.
When can you find snow in Punta Gorda? 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 Punta Gorda.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Punta Gorda (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
Punta Gorda has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (77.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (84%).
Wind in Punta Gorda is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by July and April. March’s average wind speed of around 3.5 knots (4 MPH or 6.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Punta Gorda.
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||3.2||Barely noticeable||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.1||Barely noticeable||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.5||Barely noticeable||11.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.4||Barely noticeable||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.3||Barely noticeable||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.2||Barely noticeable||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.4||Barely noticeable||11.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3||Barely noticeable||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.6||Barely noticeable||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.7||Barely noticeable||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.7||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.5||Barely noticeable||9.4||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Punta Gorda?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Belize; 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 Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Punta Gorda, Belize is May, followed by July and January. 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 Punta Gorda 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
Overall Punta Gorda Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.5°F (32.5°C) and 84.6°F (29.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 12 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Punta Gorda, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 82°F (27.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: approximately 13 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 Punta Gorda to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 81.3°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.