The best times to visit West Bay for ideal weather are
December 3rd to May 6th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
West Bay Travel Guide
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Weather in West Bay
Average temperatures in West Bay vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th 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 West Bay, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 90.6°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.5°F (26.4°C) at night.
West Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
West Bay 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.
West Bay Perceived Temperature (F)
West Bay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average West Bay 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 West Bay are February, April, 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 late October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.
When can you find snow in West Bay? 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 West Bay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in West Bay (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
West Bay has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (70.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (75.9%).
Wind in West Bay is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by March and January. November’s average wind speed of around 10 knots (11.5 MPH or 18.5 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 mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in West Bay.
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||9.7||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.1||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.7||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.9||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|May||8||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.3||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.3||Gentle breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||10.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.6||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.5||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to West Bay?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the Cayman Islands; 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 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in West Bay, the Cayman Islands is January, followed by December and February. 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 West Bay in June. 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 West Bay Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in West Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 84.9°F (29.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in West Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.7°F (29.3°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.