Learn About the Weather of Trinidad

Travelers can expect warm temperatures year-round on Trinidad and Tobago

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Weather on Trinidad and Tobago
 

Many vacationers looking for a hot time in a tropical paradise will enjoy soaking up the sun in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago.

These two lovely vacation spots are the southernmost islands in the West Indies, and they are closer to the equator than the other islands in the Caribbean, which means that temperatures can rise. These sister islands maintain a tropical climate all year long, which makes them the perfect place to vacation almost any time.

...constant northeastern tradewinds...

 

The tropical temperatures range from moderate to hot on Trinidad and Tobago, and they only slightly vary throughout the year. The islands' climate is moderated by the constant northeastern tradewinds, which keep the temperature at a steamy 84 degrees Fahrenheit during daytime hours. Nighttime temperatures drop to a cool and comfortable 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Tobago's temperatures are slightly cooler than Trinidad's because it receives more of the tradewinds breezes. Travelers shouldn't worry about the temperatures fluctuating too much because it rarely reaches above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and temperatures rarely dip below 70.

Trinidad and Tobago have two seasons: summer and winter. The seasons are not as distinguishable by differences in temperature than they are by rainfall, though winter is slightly cooler. The islands experience more rain during winter, or the wet season, which makes the temperatures on the islands cooler than during the drier summer. Wet season falls from June to December, which is also the low tourist season. Most of the country experiences about 40 inches of annual rainfall, which is mostly attributed to short bursts of showers.

A little bit of rain shouldn't stop vacationers from visiting Trinidad and Tobago during this time of year because showers usually don't last more than a couple of hours, and then the beautiful Caribbean sun comes back out, shining brightly. Hurricane season is during the rainy months, but Trinidad and Tobago are both located below the hurricane belt, and the islands generally experience less storm activity than some of the other islands in the Caribbean. The biggest problem with traveling to the islands during the winter season are the bugs, which tend to be worse during the rainy season. Visitors should remember to wear plenty of bug repellent while enjoying the islands gorgeous outdoors.

The dry season is from January to May, when weather is colder in northern regions, and travelers come to take advantage of ample sunshine and warm Caribbean weather.

Month Avg. Daily High Temp (Degrees Fahrenheit) Avg. Daily Low Temp (Degrees Fahrenheit) Avg. Monthly Precipitation (inches) % Days with Rain
January 85.0
71.0
2.8
61.0
February 86.0
71.0
1.7
58.5
March 87.0
72.0
1.2
48.1
April 88.0
74.0
1.8
47.8
May 88.0
75.0
4.4
65.3
June 86.0
75.0
10.0
80.8
July 87.0
74.0
9.8
75.8
August 88.0
74.0
9.4
72.0
September 88.0
74.0
7.2
63.8
October 87.0
74.0
7.0
62.9
November 87.0
74.0
7.8
70.5
December 85.0
72.0
5.8
68.5
Annual 87.0
73.0
69.7
64.6

The sultry and tantalizing weather of Trinidad and Tobago make these charming Caribbean islands an unforgettable vacationing spot any time of year.

 

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