The best times to visit The Bahamas for ideal weather are
December 3rd to April 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
The Bahamas Travel Guide
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Weather in The Bahamas
Average temperatures in The Bahamas vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 The Bahamas, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 90.3°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.4°F (26.9°C) at night.
The Bahamas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
The Bahamas 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.
The Bahamas Perceived Temperature (F)
The Bahamas Perceived Temperature (C)
Average The Bahamas 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 The Bahamas are August, January, 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 August. For example, on the week of August 13th there is 1 day 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 The Bahamas? 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 The Bahamas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in The Bahamas (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
The Bahamas has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is November (58.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (71.1%).
Wind in The Bahamas is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.6 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 February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in The Bahamas.
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||7.1||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.3||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.5||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|May||6.6||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.1||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.4||Light breeze||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.1||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.9||Barely noticeable||10.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.7||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.7||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.7||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to The Bahamas?
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 The Bahamas is October, followed by May and March. 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 The Bahamas in February. 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 The Bahamas Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85°F (29.4°C) and 76.7°F (24.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 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 moderate precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in The Bahamas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 79.5°F (26.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 13 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in The Bahamas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79.8°F (26.6°C) and 76.1°F (24.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.
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