Best time to visit St Lucia
St Lucia Weather
The best time to visit st lucia is between December and April, the official tourist season. However, it is still very pleasant in May, June and November. This is a great time to go to St. Lucia because rates are lower and there are fewer tourists.
From April 15 – December 15, we offer rates starting at US$ 80 for our guest cottages at Balenbouche Estate!
Average temperatures remain in the 80’s (around 28 C) and there is typically a light breeze. July and August is ok too, though a bit warmer and the beginning of the rainy season.
The usual forecast for St Lucia is: “Sunny to partly cloudy with widely scattered showers; occasional heavy rain and thunderstorms with isolated high gusts of wind” So we don’t pay much attention to this and just go with the flow. Except during the hurricane season of course. The months to perhaps avoid are September and October because they tend to be stormy, hotter and more humid.
The average temperature in St Lucia ranges from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius (72 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) in the dry season ( (December to May). Temperatures in St Lucia during the wet season are only slightly higher. The lowest temperatures are in January, February and March, where it can get into the lower 70’s at night. The trade winds and sea breezes tend to moderate the temperature. However, the highest temperature ever recorded was only 89 Fahrenheit! The humidity does average around 70%, and slightly higher from July to October, in the rainy season.
The best time to visit St Lucia is in the "off season" months. Here is what the weather is like in April, May, June and November - the best time of year to visit St Lucia for an affordable, laid back holiday.
St Lucia in April
The weather in April is mild and dry. The relative humidity in April is at it’s lowest, just below 80%. Most hotels drop their rates after April 15 at the end of the official tourist season. The season largely slows down because the weather gets warmer elsewhere. However, it’s just as nice in St Lucia. April, May and June and even July and August are still good months for visiting st lucia.
St Lucia in May and June
In many ways the best time to visit st lucia is in May and June because you can get great deals and it is our Caribbean springtime. The first light rains arrive, the island turns green, flowers blossom and many fruits including mangoes are in season.
St Lucia in November
November, just after hurricane season, still has quite a bit of precipitation. However, even on rainy days, the sun typically comes out in between the “liquid sunshine”. The last half of November and first half of December is a good time to travel to St. Lucia, and rates are still low.
For more information on st lucia weather, visit The Weather Channel
The best time to visit St Lucia for wind and kite surfing is December - July, with the windiest months being December - March.
From December to March the average wind speed is 18 – 25 knots, some days stronger. march to July the wind averages 15 – 20 knots, some days less. There are two good kite surfing spots on the island, Sandy beach in the south near Vieux Fort, and Cas en bas beach in the north, near Rodney Bay.
Windguru forecast for Sandy beach, Vieux Fort, St Lucia
When is St Lucia rainy season?
The wet season lasts from June to November and temperatures vary between 23 to 30 degrees Celsius (74 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). During the rainy season, you can expect showers throughout the day, and occasionally a few days of rain, if a system comes through. The second half of December typically starts seeing less rain, but this varies. It seems that the rainy season has gotten pushed back a bit and so you can expect occasional heavy showers up until January. September and October are not the best time to visit lucia because of hurricane season!
When is St Lucia hurricane season?
The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. In recent years, the region has experienced stronger and more frequent storms. Luckily, St Lucia is one of the Caribbean islands which has not been affected by hurricanes as much. The island is located to the far south of the hurricane belt, therefore most hurricanes veer off to the north before they can gather strength. St Lucia has not had a major hurricane in over 30 years (not counting two smaller hurricanes, Dean in 2007 and Tomas in 2010). We are very grateful to have been spared the worst for this long!
For information on active tropical storms, please visit the Atlantic Tropical Outlook at the NOAA National Hurricane Center
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