The best times to visit Staniel Cay for ideal weather are
March 5th to May 27th
October 29th to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Staniel Cay Travel Guide
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Weather in Staniel Cay
Average temperatures in Staniel Cay vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st 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 Staniel Cay, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 91.5°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.
Staniel Cay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Staniel Cay 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.
Staniel Cay Perceived Temperature (F)
Staniel Cay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Staniel Cay 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 Staniel Cay are July, August, 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 late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.
When can you find snow in Staniel Cay? 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 Staniel Cay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Staniel Cay (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
Staniel Cay has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is November (46.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (61.2%).
Wind in Staniel Cay is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by July and June. February’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Staniel Cay.
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||5.7||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.1||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.9||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.9||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|May||5.5||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6||Light breeze||10.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.2||Light breeze||9.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.8||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.5||Light breeze||9.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.4||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Staniel Cay?
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 Staniel Cay, The Bahamas is August, followed by July and September. 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 Staniel Cay in November. 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 Staniel Cay Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 67°F (19.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Staniel Cay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 73.7°F (23.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Staniel Cay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.2°F (21.8°C) and 63.4°F (17.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.