The best times to visit the US Virgin Islands for ideal weather are
January 22nd to April 15th
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 the US Virgin Islands
Average temperatures in the US Virgin Islands vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 US Virgin Islands, the hottest months are August, September, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 86.9°F (30.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.1°F (26.7°C) at night.
the US Virgin Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
the US Virgin 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.
the US Virgin Islands Perceived Temperature (F)
the US Virgin Islands Perceived Temperature (C)
Average the US Virgin 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 the US Virgin Islands are February, 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 early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
When can you find snow in the US Virgin 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 the US Virgin Islands.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the US Virgin 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
the US Virgin Islands has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (66.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (76.2%).
Wind in the US Virgin Islands is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by August and February. July’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.2 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 early July where average top sustained speeds reach 15.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in the US Virgin 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||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|May||7.7||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.5||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to the US Virgin Islands?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the Virgin Islands (U.S.); exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 29, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in the US Virgin Islands is July, followed by June and May. 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 US Virgin Islands 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 the US Virgin Islands Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.7°F (29.3°C) and 81°F (27.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in the US Virgin Islands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 83.4°F (28.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 2 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 the US Virgin Islands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 81.3°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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