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

Temperature

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)

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Turneffe Islands 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.

Turneffe Islands Perceived Temperature (F)

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Turneffe Islands Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan82.576.369.8
Feb84.778.471.4
Mar85.679.572
Apr88.582.976.1
May89.284.177.6
Jun88.984.278.4
Jul88.884.478.3
Aug89.784.677.7
Sep89.383.877.1
Oct87.481.475
Nov84.778.271.1
Dec83.677.270.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan28.124.621
Feb29.325.821.9
Mar29.826.422.2
Apr31.428.324.5
May31.828.925.3
Jun31.62925.8
Jul31.629.125.7
Aug32.129.225.4
Sep31.828.825.1
Oct30.827.423.9
Nov29.325.721.7
Dec28.725.121.3


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Turneffe Islands (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan27%05.6
Feb10%01.3
Mar11%01.8
Apr6%00.9
May14%04.2
Jun28%010.1
Jul34%06.6
Aug30%06.3
Sep37%08.8
Oct35%010.9
Nov28%06.3
Dec25%05.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan27014.2
Feb1003.3
Mar1104.6
Apr602.3
May14010.7
Jun28025.7
Jul34016.8
Aug30016
Sep37022.4
Oct35027.7
Nov28016
Dec25013.2

 

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.

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.7Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
Feb5.9Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Mar6.6Light breeze11Gentle breeze
Apr7.2Gentle breeze11.2Significant breeze
May7.2Gentle breeze11.2Gentle breeze
Jun6.7Light breeze10.8Gentle breeze
Jul7Gentle breeze11.2Gentle breeze
Aug5.7Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
Sep4.9Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
Oct5Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
Nov5Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze
Dec5Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan78%
Feb73.9%
Mar70.5%
Apr69.7%
May71.4%
Jun75.3%
Jul74.6%
Aug74.3%
Sep76.9%
Oct77.5%
Nov76.8%
Dec78.5%

 

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

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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 57.5 in September means 57.5% of the tourists vs. January.


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.

 

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