Rain on St. Kitts

Annual Rainfall on St. Kitts

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More than one-fourth of the 68 square miles that make up St. Kitts has been set aside as a national forest, and that rainforest continues to grow and thrive each year thanks to careful preservation efforts.  Tourists will often plan to spend at least one of their days exploring this treasured area of land and will want to avoid letting rain get in the way.  


This comes in between relaxing on the beach and participating in many other activities which generally involve being outdoors.  In order to make the most of their time on the island, many tourists find it useful to learn everything they can about the weather before they travel – especially rain patterns. 

The rainy season on the island lasts from May to November, yet during each one of these months the average amount of precipitation is almost always under five inches.  What this means for visitors is that rain is hardly a deciding factor in when to plan your vacation.

As is true of most islands in the region, rains last only for a short time and are rarely heavy enough to warrant even an umbrella.  They come on fast in the afternoon, serve to cool things off quickly, the move on and allow the sun to shine down again.  One thing you will want to be aware of is the humidity level, which is higher during the rainy season and can be hard for some folks who are not used to high humidity to deal with.

Rainfall Monthly Averages
        % Days with
Month Average
Rain Tstorm
January 3.6 N.A. N.A. 26.4 0.0
February 1.9 N.A. N.A. 23.1 0.0
March 2.2 N.A. N.A. 19.7 0.0
April 2.4 N.A. N.A. 19.7 0.0
May 3.5 N.A. N.A. 19.2 1.0
June 3.4 N.A. N.A. 28.8 1.0
July 4.5 N.A. N.A. 36.0 2.0
August 5.2 N.A. N.A. 40.9 2.0
September 5.6 N.A. N.A. 42.1 4.0
October 4.9 N.A. N.A. 41.5 1.0
November 5.2 N.A. N.A. 45.6 1.0
December 3.6 N.A. N.A. 27.0 0.0
Annual 45.8 N.A. N.A. 31.2 1.0

There is no reason to let rain get in the way of your dream vacation.  Knowing how rain behaves on St. Kitts helps to ensure that you a prepared no matter what storms come your way. 


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