The best times to visit Sint Maarten for ideal weather are
February 12th to July 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in Sint Maarten
Average temperatures in Sint Maarten vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 16th 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 Sint Maarten, the hottest months are September, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early September where highs are regularly around 89.7°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.9°F (26.6°C) at night.
Sint Maarten Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sint Maarten 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.
Sint Maarten Perceived Temperature (F)
Sint Maarten Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sint Maarten 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 Sint Maarten are April, June, 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Sint Maarten? 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 Sint Maarten.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sint Maarten (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
Sint Maarten has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (67.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (72.7%).
Wind in Sint Maarten is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by June and February. July’s average wind speed of around 11.7 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.8 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 early July where average top sustained speeds reach 16.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sint Maarten.
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||10.7||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10.8||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||10.8||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||10.8||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|May||10.8||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||11.5||Significant breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||11.7||Significant breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||10.5||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.3||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.8||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.8||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sint Maarten?
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 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 Sint Maarten 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 Sint Maarten Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 84.6°F (29.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Sint Maarten, 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 85.7°F (29.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Sint Maarten to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 84.4°F (29.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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