The best times to visit Smiths Bay for ideal weather are
December 3rd to April 8th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Smiths Bay Travel Guide
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Weather in Smiths Bay
Average temperatures in Smiths Bay vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th 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 Smiths Bay, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 92.7°F (33.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.8°F (26°C) at night.
Smiths Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Smiths Bay 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.
Smiths Bay Perceived Temperature (F)
Smiths Bay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Smiths Bay 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 Smiths Bay are March, January, and then December. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th 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 Smiths Bay? 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 Smiths Bay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Smiths Bay (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
Smiths Bay has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (63.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (72.8%).
Wind in Smiths Bay is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by November and April. March’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 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 late October where average top sustained speeds reach 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Smiths Bay.
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||6.3||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.6||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.2||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|May||6.5||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.6||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.6||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.3||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.7||Light breeze||10.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.5||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.4||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Smiths Bay?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for the Bahamas; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 01, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Smiths Bay, The Bahamas is January, followed by December and February. 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 Smiths Bay in June. 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 Smiths Bay Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 80.7°F (27.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Smiths Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 81.9°F (27.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 12 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 Smiths Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 79.7°F (26.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.