Rain in Guadeloupe

Annual Rainfall in Guadeloupe

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Many people choose Guadeloupe as their preferred destination because of its status as a French-Caribbean island, which makes for a more unique cultural experience than some of the other islands in the region.  While the shopping and the language may allow visitors to imagine they are vacationing in the French Riviera, the weather patterns including typical rainfall will quickly remind them that they are in fact in the tropics.

The rainy season in Guadeloupe coincides with the hottest and most humid months of the year.  Between July and November, you can expect rain about 14 days of the month, with an average of between four and nine inches falling during those few days.  Humidity is upwards of 85 degrees during this time, which can be difficult for people to manage in other climates, but here, trade winds help to keep day to day activity bearable.   

Rainfall Monthly Averages
        % Days with
Month Average
(inches)
Max
(inches)
Min
(inches)
Rain Tstorm
January 3.5 9.1 0.7 69.0 1.0
February 2.6 6.7 0.3 67.0 1.0
March 2.8 8.3 0.4 63.0 0.0
April 4.5 16.5 1.1 57.0 2.0
May 6.0 17.3 1.1 67.0 8.0
June 4.8 12.5 0.7 67.0 9.0
July 6.3 17.3 2.2 72.0 9.0
August 7.5 16.1 2.3 73.0 16.0
September 9.3 16.9 3.2 71.0 23.0
October 9.0 17.0 3.4 69.0 18.0
November 8.7 20.3 2.0 75.0 10.0
December 5.7 16.0 1.4 72.0 3.0
Annual 70.3 98.8 39.2 68.0 8.0

 

The good news about rain in Guadeloupe is that showers are light and pass quickly.  Carrying an umbrella will be enough to keep you dry, but most agree that the rain is rarely heavy enough to even warrant seeking shelter. 

 

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