Though there are quite clear high and low seasons with regard to tourism in Aruba, the warm temperatures on the island make it the perfect place to visit regardless of what time of year it is.
...rains tend to be erratic and short...
The weather of Aruba is tropical but not extreme, with an average temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). The island lies far outside the Hurricane Belt, so there is virtually no threat of tropical storms. In the vast majority of cases, Aruba will only experience fringe effect weather of nearby tropical storms, if it even takes notice of the storm at all.
Rainfall is scant, averaging about 18 inches per year, most of it coming October through January, so you won't find much of the lush green of the other islands; unlike most of the other Caribbean islands, Aruba is flat and dry. The desert landscape is scattered with boulders and cactus, but the beaches are refreshing and beautiful. Even when it does rain, the rains tend to be erratic and short, and it is rare for the sun not to be shining most of the day.
Aruba's beaches are among the most renowned beaches in the Caribbean. The sea around most of the Aruba is generally calm and clear, with visibility in some areas reaching depths of more than 100 feet. The only exception is the rugged northeast coast where the sea tends to be rough with high waves that beat against the rocks, resulting in jagged rock formations and shapes such as the Natural Bridge (the Caribbean's highest) carved out of coral cliffs.
The trade winds cool the island, making lying in the sun very comfortable, but this also makes the potency of the sun very deceptive, and care should be taken, particularly between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The use of sunscreen is strongly recommended, especially for fairer-skinned people.
The table below contains selected climatological data for Aruba as reported from Queen Beatrix International <strong> Airport</strong>. Aruba is small and relatively flat, so with the exception of the higher winds and rougher seas on the northeastern shore, the weather is fairly uniform; this table should give you a good idea of what the weather will be like in a given month, and what trends to expect throughout the island.
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