Wind in Caribbean in September

Regardless of the fact that many visitors assume that weather patterns in the Caribbean are comprised more of sunshine than wind , the nicest conditions are often a little bit of both. Visitors who opt for a location known for excellent breezes are in for a treat. Many people don't realize how enjoyable tropical weather can feel , even when the temperatures rise.

The strong winds that made it easy for early sailors to locate the Caribbean remain important 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 in various islands throughout the Caribbean. 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 about wind direction and gusts.



Monthly Wind Details in The Caribbean
Monthly Average
IslandPrevailing
Direction
Prevailing
Speed (KTS)
Max
Gust (KTS)
Aruba E 15.0 43.0
Curacao E 14.0 62.0
Jamaica ENE 14.0 61.0
Antigua & Barbuda N 13.0 48.0
Puerto Rico ENE 11.0 80.0
St. Lucia E 10.0 30.0
U.S. Virgin Islands E 10.0 54.0
Barbados E 10.0 58.0
St. Maarten E 9.0 58.0
Martinique E 8.0 43.0
Mexican Caribbean E 8.0 35.0
Cayman Islands E 8.0 55.0
Bermuda E 8.0 101.0
Trinidad & Tobago E 7.0 22.0
Belize E 7.0 87.0
Bahamas E 7.0 42.0
Guadeloupe E 7.0 49.0
St. Kitts & Nevis ENE 6.0 42.0
Turks and Caicos Islands N.A. 6.0 40.5
Dominican Republic N 5.0 39.0


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 may indicate the appearance of severe weather associated with storms and hurricanes. Bermuda and other locations that experience high speed gusts may be more likely to receive this type of weather. By looking at both the breeze and the gust information , vacationers should find it simple to get acquainted with the location of their choice long before leaving for the Caribbean.


 

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