Wind in Caribbean in December

Wind and Other Conditions by Island

Regardless of the fact that many visitors imagine that weather patterns in the Caribbean are made up more of sun than wind , the most pleasant conditions are generally a moderate blend of both. Vacationers who have chosen a destination that has plenty of cool, crisp breezes may be delighted to discover how enjoyable tropical weather can feel , even on the warmest of days.

The strong winds that made it easy for early explorers to find the Caribbean are still an important weather factor today by counteracting the sometimes severe Caribbean sun. Use the chart below to anticipate the wind conditions you may experience throughout the Caribbean. The islands are ranked according to the force of a typical breeze , but you'll also notice useful info about the prevailing wind direction and stronger gusts.

Monthly Wind Details in The Caribbean
Monthly Average
Speed (KTS)
Gust (KTS)
Antigua & Barbuda N 16.0 41.0
Bermuda W 13.0 67.0
Curacao E 13.0 31.0
Aruba E 13.0 50.0
Jamaica E 12.0 35.0
U.S. Virgin Islands E 11.0 25.0
Barbados E 11.0 50.0
Puerto Rico ENE 11.0 40.0
St. Lucia E 10.0 22.0
Cayman Islands ENE 10.0 60.0
St. Maarten E 9.0 59.0
Bahamas E 9.0 30.0
Martinique E 8.0 60.0
Mexican Caribbean E 8.0 27.0
Turks and Caicos Islands N.A. 7.5 47.0
Belize E 7.0 23.0
Guadeloupe E 7.0 28.0
Trinidad & Tobago E 7.0 22.0
Dominican Republic N 6.0 64.0
St. Kitts & Nevis ENE 6.0 22.0

Strong breezes, such as those found on Antigua & Barbuda, can be a great complement to the warm weather , but look out for strong gusts as this may be a sign that the island receives severe tropical weather. Bermuda and other locations that receive powerful gusts may receive these types of storms more frequently. By paying close attention to the data in the chart , vacationers should find it simple to get acquainted with their own vacation destination before ever setting foot in the Caribbean.


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