The best times to visit Thatch Caye for ideal weather are

March 19th to May 20th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Thatch Caye Travel Info

Weather in Thatch Caye

Temperature

Average temperatures in Thatch Caye vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 9th 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 Thatch Caye, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.1°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79°F (26.1°C) at night.

Thatch Caye Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Thatch Caye Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Thatch Caye Perceived Temperature (F)

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Thatch Caye Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Thatch Caye 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 82.5 76.3 69.8
Feb 84.7 78.4 71.4
Mar 85.6 79.5 72
Apr 88.5 82.9 76.1
May 89.2 84.1 77.6
Jun 88.9 84.2 78.4
Jul 88.8 84.4 78.3
Aug 89.7 84.6 77.7
Sep 89.3 83.8 77.1
Oct 87.4 81.4 75
Nov 84.7 78.2 71.1
Dec 83.6 77.2 70.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.1 24.6 21
Feb 29.3 25.8 21.9
Mar 29.8 26.4 22.2
Apr 31.4 28.3 24.5
May 31.8 28.9 25.3
Jun 31.6 29 25.8
Jul 31.6 29.1 25.7
Aug 32.1 29.2 25.4
Sep 31.8 28.8 25.1
Oct 30.8 27.4 23.9
Nov 29.3 25.7 21.7
Dec 28.7 25.1 21.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Thatch Caye are April, February, 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 early April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 8th.

When can you find snow in Thatch Caye? 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 Thatch Caye.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Thatch Caye (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 27% 0 5.6
Feb 10% 0 1.3
Mar 11% 0 1.8
Apr 6% 0 0.9
May 14% 0 4.2
Jun 28% 0 10.1
Jul 34% 0 6.6
Aug 30% 0 6.3
Sep 37% 0 8.8
Oct 35% 0 10.9
Nov 28% 0 6.3
Dec 25% 0 5.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 0 14.2
Feb 10 0 3.3
Mar 11 0 4.6
Apr 6 0 2.3
May 14 0 10.7
Jun 28 0 25.7
Jul 34 0 16.8
Aug 30 0 16
Sep 37 0 22.4
Oct 35 0 27.7
Nov 28 0 16
Dec 25 0 13.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Thatch Caye has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (69.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (78.5%).

Wind in Thatch Caye is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and July. May’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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Thatch Caye.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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 10.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.9 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.6 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
May 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.7 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.7 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 5 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 5 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78%
Feb 73.9%
Mar 70.5%
Apr 69.7%
May 71.4%
Jun 75.3%
Jul 74.6%
Aug 74.3%
Sep 76.9%
Oct 77.5%
Nov 76.8%
Dec 78.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Thatch Caye?

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 Thatch Caye, 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 Thatch Caye 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 55.7 in September means 55.7% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Thatch Caye Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.6°F (32°C) and 84.5°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 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 moderate precipitation with 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Thatch Caye, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 11 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 Thatch Caye to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 82.3°F (27.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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