Wind in Caribbean in May

Regardless of the fact that most visitors believe that the weather conditions in the Caribbean are made up more of sun than of wind , the nicest conditions are frequently a little bit of both. Travelers who visit an island that experiences pleasant trade winds are in for a treat. Many people don't realize just how comfortable tropical weather can feel , even when the temperatures rise.

The strong winds that allowed early explorers to find the Caribbean are still an important weather factor today by counteracting uncomfortably warm temperatures. Below you'll find a listing that can help you to anticipate the type of wind you can expect in different Caribbean islands. Rankings for each island were determined by the speed of breezes, as these are the most frequently occurring types of wind , but we have also included information concerning stronger gusts and wind direction.

Monthly Wind Details in The Caribbean
Monthly Average
Speed (KTS)
Gust (KTS)
Aruba E 16.0 59.0
Antigua & Barbuda N 16.0 26.0
Curacao E 15.0 63.0
Jamaica E 12.0 61.0
Barbados E 11.0 58.0
Puerto Rico ENE 11.0 36.0
St. Lucia E 11.0 25.0
U.S. Virgin Islands E 11.0 50.0
Bermuda W 11.0 50.0
St. Maarten E 10.0 58.0
Bahamas E 9.0 40.0
Martinique E 9.0 22.0
Mexican Caribbean E 9.0 41.0
Belize E 8.0 20.0
Trinidad & Tobago E 8.0 64.0
Cayman Islands E 8.0 25.0
Guadeloupe E 7.0 50.0
Turks and Caicos Islands N.A. 7.0 33.5
St. Kitts & Nevis ENE 6.0 40.0
Dominican Republic N 5.0 27.0

Islands such as Aruba are ranked more highly because of strong breezes that can be a great complement to the warm weather , but beware of islands that record strong gusts as this may be a sign that the island receives severe tropical weather. Bear in mind that islands such as Trinidad & Tobago that experience high speed gusts may receive these types of storms more frequently. By examining all of the information provided , vacationers should find it simple to get acquainted with their own vacation destination before ever setting foot in the Caribbean.


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