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Best time to visit st lucia

May 5, 2016 -

The best time to visit st lucia is typically between December and May. November, June, July and August are also still good months to travel.

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 the forecast and just go with the flow. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. 

St Lucia in April

The weather in April is mild and dry. The relative humidity in April is at itโ€™s lowest, just below 80%. Most hotels drop their rates April 15; this is the official end of the busiest season. However, April, May and June and even July and August are still good months for visiting st lucia.

St Lucia in May and June

Some believe 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 some fruits start bearing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Temperatures in May, June, July and August do go up slightly, and in June, July and August, it also does not cool down as much as night.

St Lucia in November

November is the end of the hurricane season, but still has quite a bit of precipitation. However, it’s always warm, and even on rainy days, the sun typically comes out in between showers. Locals like to refer to rain as “liquid sunshine” November, especially the second half, is still a pretty good time to travel to St. Lucia.

Rainy Season in St Lucia

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. September and October are not the best time to visit st lucia because of the hurricane season!

Hurricanes

Luckily, because the island is located so far south, 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 so long.

best time to visit st lucia

Rainbow in Soufriere St Lucia

In conclusion, the best time to visit St Lucia is from December to April. However, April to June and also November are still pleasant and you can take advantage of the off season rates. The months to perhaps avoid are September and October.

For more information, visit The Weather Channel