Wind in Caribbean in February

Although many vacationers believe that weather patterns in the Caribbean are comprised more of sunshine than wind , the best conditions are frequently a little bit of both. Travelers who visit an island that has plenty of cool, crisp breezes may be delighted to discover how enjoyable tropical weather can feel , even while experiencing high temperatures.

The strong winds that enabled early sailors to locate the Caribbean remain advantageous today , offering a break from the sometimes severe Caribbean sun. Below you'll find a listing that can help you to anticipate typical wind conditions found throughout the Caribbean. We ranked each island by the force of a typical breeze , but information is also provided about wind direction and gusts.



Monthly Wind Details in The Caribbean
Monthly Average
IslandPrevailing
Direction
Prevailing
Speed (KTS)
Max
Gust (KTS)
Antigua & Barbuda N 16.0 42.0
Aruba E 15.0 61.0
Curacao E 15.0 61.0
Bermuda W 14.0 77.0
Jamaica E 13.0 61.0
St. Lucia E 12.0 25.0
U.S. Virgin Islands E 11.0 55.0
Barbados E 11.0 52.0
Puerto Rico ENE 11.0 44.0
Cayman Islands ENE 10.0 59.0
St. Maarten E 10.0 56.0
Mexican Caribbean E 9.0 30.0
Trinidad & Tobago E 9.0 63.0
Martinique E 9.0 24.0
Bahamas E 8.0 25.0
Guadeloupe E 8.0 27.0
St. Kitts & Nevis ENE 7.0 20.0
Turks and Caicos Islands N.A. 6.5 28.0
Belize E 6.0 50.0
Dominican Republic N 5.0 31.0


Islands found near the top of the chart, such as Antigua & Barbuda, feature strong breezes that might be a great complement to the warm weather , but beware of islands that record strong gusts since this can be an indication of dangerous weather such as tropical storms and hurricanes. Bear in mind that islands such as Bermuda that experience high speed gusts may receive these types of storms more frequently. By looking at both the breeze and the gust information , visitors should be able to become familiar with their own vacation destination before ever setting foot in the Caribbean.


 

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