Rain on St. Lucia

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From the Piton Mountains to the Sulphur Springs, the landscape of St. Lucia is varied and there are many great sites for tourists to visit that are located outdoors.  As you begin planning all of the sites you'd like to see, take the time to review local weather patterns such as when rain is known to fall so that you will be prepared to handle any wrench Mother Nature might throw in your plans. 

St. Lucia is known to experience slightly more rain than other islands in the Caribbean due to its mountainous terrain.  The rainy season runs from June to November, and during that time more than half of the days each month will welcome some amount of rainfall.  This generally occurs in the afternoon, but rarely is there enough rain to drive people indoors for long periods of time.  They showers tend to last for about 30 minutes and fall fast and hard. Just as soon as the clouds move on, the sun is out shining again, and tourists can resume their chosen activity. 

Rainfall Monthly Averages
        % Days with
Month Average
Rain Tstorm
January N.A. N.A. N.A. 57.6 0.0
February N.A. N.A. N.A. 48.8 0.0
March N.A. N.A. N.A. 45.2 0.0
April N.A. N.A. N.A. 45.7 0.0
May N.A. N.A. N.A. 51.7 1.0
June N.A. N.A. N.A. 54.7 1.0
July N.A. N.A. N.A. 57.2 4.0
August N.A. N.A. N.A. 63.8 5.0
September N.A. N.A. N.A. 55.4 7.0
October N.A. N.A. N.A. 49.8 6.0
November N.A. N.A. N.A. 58.8 4.0
December N.A. N.A. N.A. 54.1 1.0
Annual N.A. N.A. N.A. 53.6 2.0

Whether you bring an umbrella and plan to tough it out, or have a back up plan for when rain falls, knowing local weather patterns helps to prepare you for what you might experience during your getaway.


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