Wind in Caribbean in April

Regardless of the fact that most vacationers believe that the weather conditions in the Caribbean are comprised more of sunshine than of wind , the nicest conditions are usually a moderate blend of both. Visitors who opt for a location that receives balmy breezes may be delighted to discover how enjoyable the weather can feel , even on the warmest of days.

The trade winds that allowed early explorers to find the Caribbean are still an important weather factor today , providing some much-needed relief from the intense heat of the tropical sun. Use the chart below to learn more about the wind conditions you may experience throughout the Caribbean. Each entry is ranked by the speed of breezes, as these are the most frequently occurring types of wind , but you'll also notice useful info about more violent gusts and wind direction.

Monthly Wind Details in The Caribbean
Monthly Average
Speed (KTS)
Gust (KTS)
Aruba E 16.0 52.0
Antigua & Barbuda N 16.0 37.0
Curacao E 15.0 33.0
Bermuda SW 13.0 55.0
Jamaica E 13.0 35.0
Cayman Islands ENE 11.0 60.0
St. Lucia E 11.0 32.0
U.S. Virgin Islands E 11.0 47.0
Barbados E 11.0 31.0
Puerto Rico ENE 11.0 35.0
St. Maarten E 10.0 58.0
Bahamas E 9.0 26.0
Trinidad & Tobago E 9.0 22.0
Martinique E 9.0 47.0
Mexican Caribbean E 9.0 32.0
Belize E 8.0 33.0
Guadeloupe E 7.0 40.0
Turks and Caicos Islands N.A. 7.0 32.5
St. Kitts & Nevis ENE 6.0 16.0
Dominican Republic N 5.0 39.0

Islands found near the top of the chart, such as Aruba, feature strong breezes that might be a great complement to the warm weather , but look out for strong gusts as stronger winds are usually a sign of dangerous weather such as tropical storms and hurricanes. Bear in mind that islands such as Cayman Islands that see strong gusts may receive these types of storms more frequently. By looking at both the breeze and the gust information , visitors should be able to get acquainted with the location of their choice before ever setting foot in the Caribbean.


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