Wind in Caribbean in March

Even though most vacationers imagine that the weather conditions in the Caribbean are made up more of sun than wind , the nicest conditions are frequently a moderate blend of both. Vacationers who have chosen a destination known for excellent breezes may be delighted to discover just how comfortable the weather can feel , even when the temperatures rise.

The strong winds that allowed early sailors to locate the Caribbean still have their advantages , offering vacationers relief from the sometimes severe Caribbean sun. Study the rankings provided below to get a feel for the type of wind you can expect throughout the Caribbean. Each entry is ranked by the force of a typical breeze , but we have also included information concerning stronger gusts and wind direction.



Monthly Wind Details in The Caribbean
Monthly Average
IslandPrevailing
Direction
Prevailing
Speed (KTS)
Max
Gust (KTS)
Aruba E 16.0 53.0
Antigua & Barbuda N 16.0 42.0
Bermuda WNW 15.0 62.0
Curacao E 15.0 30.0
Jamaica E 14.0 55.0
Puerto Rico ENE 12.0 40.0
St. Lucia E 11.0 28.0
U.S. Virgin Islands E 11.0 25.0
Barbados E 11.0 50.0
Cayman Islands ENE 10.0 40.0
St. Maarten E 10.0 64.0
Trinidad & Tobago E 9.0 65.0
Martinique E 9.0 60.0
Mexican Caribbean E 9.0 30.0
Bahamas E 9.0 29.0
Guadeloupe E 8.0 26.0
Turks and Caicos Islands N.A. 7.0 44.5
Belize E 7.0 39.0
St. Kitts & Nevis ENE 6.0 21.0
Dominican Republic N 5.0 60.0


Islands such as Aruba are ranked more highly because of strong breezes that can be a nice counter to the heat of Caribbean weather , but keep an eye out for islands that experience high-speed gusts since this may indicate the appearance of severe weather associated with storms and hurricanes. Islands like Trinidad & Tobago that experience high speed gusts may be more likely to receive this type of weather. By examining all of the information provided , visitors should be able to get acquainted with their own vacation destination before ever setting foot in the Caribbean.


 

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