Rain on Martinique

Annual Rainfall on Martinique

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The “land of the never-ending summer,” Martinique consistently provides tourists with perfect weather as a backdrop to their explorations.  The island wouldn't be as verdant and naturally beautiful without a little bit of rain to bring life to local flora, and tourists who can appreciate this are rarely put out when afternoon showers move in.

The rainy season on the island lasts from June to November, and sometimes into December.  July, August, and September all average rainfall of over nine inches, while October and November come close with averages around eight inches each year.  The rains come in sudden, frequent bursts which are unsettling for about twenty to thirty minutes before moving on and allowing the sun to shine through.  While it can put you behind on your sightseeing schedule, it is rare that your whole day will be ruined by the rain.  Keep in mind that if you're staying in the mountains to the north of the island your chances of being rained on are slightly greater. 

Rainfall Monthly Averages
        % Days with
Month Average
Rain Tstorm
January 4.2 N.A. N.A. 74.7 1.0
February 2.8 N.A. N.A. 69.3 1.0
March 2.6 N.A. N.A. 67.8 1.0
April 3.1 N.A. N.A. 60.7 1.0
May 5.8 N.A. N.A. 66.9 3.0
June 7.1 N.A. N.A. 73.1 7.0
July 9.1 N.A. N.A. 80.3 10.0
August 9.2 N.A. N.A. 80.6 14.0
September 9.5 N.A. N.A. 78.4 20.0
October 8.5 N.A. N.A. 70.4 15.0
November 8.9 N.A. N.A. 73.0 10.0
December 5.4 N.A. N.A. 72.2 1.0
Annual 76.2 N.A. N.A. 72.3 7.0


You can avoid a rainy day catastrophe simply by bringing an umbrella with you on your trip.  Having one on hand will generally allow you continue spending time outside without having to take a break. 


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