Besides the breathtaking scenery that includes lush forests and clear waters, the Caribbean's temperate climate is one of the primary attractions that continues to draw travelers from around the world.
The onset of fall and winter in the United States, Canada, and Europe brings with it cooler and finally frigid temperatures. Snow and sleet cover areas far north of the equator, driving residents indoors to escape the frostbite. The colder weather will last well into spring in some areas of these countries, and it is no surprise that many people consider travel a way to escape the freezing temperatures.
The Caribbean remains one of the most fabled and romantic destinations in the world, and vacationers visit throughout the year. But many find traveling here during the winter to be especially rewarding. Sandy white beaches line clear waters under saturated blue skies. Mountains and tropical rainforests contain diverse plant and animal species, and the temperate tropical weather provides a stark contrast to the northern cold.
The average temperature in Saba is a mild 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which generally varies only a few degrees. In the summer, temperatures may climb up to 88 degrees Fahrenheit, while in the winter they may occasionally drop below 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Atlantic trade winds cool the island with breezes, and temperatures tend to drop in the evening. The island has varying levels of elevation, and Mt. Scenery stretches up toward 3,000 feet above the ocean. These higher elevations will also bring cooler temperatures, meaning that Saba's travelers may wish to pack some sort of light garment to keep them warm if they feel chilly at higher elevations, especially in the winter. Lower elevations and daylight will signal the return of warmer weather.
Although Saba can experience rainfall throughout the year, the island (and the Caribbean) generally experiences more heat, humidity, and rain during the summer months, making it less popular with foreign travelers. Insects also become more an issue during the rainy season. The average yearly rainfall on Saba is 42 inches.
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Saba and the rest of the Leeward Netherlands Antilles are in the path of powerful Atlantic hurricanes. The hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts from the beginning of June until the end of December, and can deter travelers from vacationing on Saba and the surrounding region during this time. Past storms have damaged the tiny island, so travelers should closely monitor weather conditions in the Atlantic if they will be traveling to Saba during the hurricane season.
Although temperatures can be cooler in the winter and at higher elevations, Saba's climate is generally tropical and warm with refreshing breezes. Travelers should be wary of increased rain and the Atlantic hurricane season during the summer, but visitors in the winter will find the island's climate to be quite pleasant.
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