The best times to visit Turneffe Islands 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.
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Weather in Turneffe Islands
Average temperatures in Turneffe Islands 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 Turneffe Islands, 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.
Turneffe Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Turneffe Islands 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.
Turneffe Islands Perceived Temperature (F)
Turneffe Islands Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Turneffe Islands 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 Turneffe Islands 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 Turneffe Islands? 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 Turneffe Islands.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Turneffe Islands (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
Turneffe Islands 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 Turneffe Islands 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 Turneffe Islands.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Turneffe Islands?
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 Turneffe Islands, Belize is January, followed by February 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 Turneffe Islands 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
Overall Turneffe Islands 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 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 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Turneffe Islands, 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 Turneffe Islands 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 busiest with tourists.