Wind in Caribbean in August

Even though many vacationers assume that weather patterns in the Caribbean are comprised more of sunshine than of wind , the nicest conditions are frequently a moderate blend of both. Vacationers who have chosen a destination that experiences pleasant trade winds may be delighted to discover how refreshing the weather can feel , even on the warmest of days.

The strong winds that made it easy for early explorers to find the Caribbean remain important today , providing some much-needed relief from the intense heat of the tropical sun. Study the rankings provided below to anticipate typical wind conditions found in various islands throughout the Caribbean. Rankings for each island were determined by the prevailing speed of the breezes , but information is also provided about more violent gusts and wind direction.



Monthly Wind Details in The Caribbean
Monthly Average
IslandPrevailing
Direction
Prevailing
Speed (KTS)
Max
Gust (KTS)
Aruba E 16.0 57.0
Antigua & Barbuda N 16.0 57.0
Jamaica ENE 16.0 40.0
Curacao E 14.0 56.0
Puerto Rico ENE 12.0 43.0
St. Lucia E 11.0 35.0
U.S. Virgin Islands E 11.0 52.0
St. Maarten E 10.0 58.0
Barbados E 10.0 55.0
Martinique E 9.0 46.0
Bermuda SSW 9.0 85.0
Mexican Caribbean E 8.0 42.0
Cayman Islands E 7.0 40.0
Belize E 7.0 50.0
Bahamas E 7.0 50.0
Guadeloupe E 7.0 44.0
Trinidad & Tobago E 7.0 43.0
St. Kitts & Nevis ENE 6.0 31.0
Turks and Caicos Islands N.A. 6.0 45.0
Dominican Republic N 5.0 40.0


Strong breezes, such as those found on Aruba, can be a nice counter to the heat of Caribbean weather , but look out for strong gusts since this can be an indication of severe weather associated with storms and hurricanes. Bear in mind that islands such as Bermuda that experience high speed gusts may have a higher likelihood of experiencing these storms. By taking advantage of all of the information on the chart , visitors should be able to become familiar with their own vacation destination long before leaving for the Caribbean.


 

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