24 MayLocal Time: 05:10 AST UK Time: 10:10 BST
- Sunrise 05:30
- Sunset 18:18
- Moonrise 17:59
- Moonset 04:50
|Temp feels like:||26°c (78.8°f)|
|Length of Day:||11h 22m|
|Pressure:||29.92 " (1013 hpa)|
Average for May: 27°c (81°f)
Weather Overview for Bridgetown
The dry season, from December till May, can still see some rain but is, for the most part, dry and sunny. Rain falls in short storms that quickly give way to clear skies. The average high temperature stays around 28°C which is kept bearable by relatively low humidity. February and March are the driest months with the lowest humidity. The sun stays out for around eight or nine hours a day. As paradisiacal weather graces paradisiacal shores, the tourists flood in. This is tourist high season; prices go up and the beaches get crowded. January and February are the most popular months; crowds tend to thin out a bit a week or so after the New Year celebrations.
The wet season, from June till November, coincides with the hurricane season, and as such is much less popular with tourists. Rainfall increases steadily to a peak in October, falling on most days in heavy storms. Rainfall is generally restricted to short downpours, sometimes causing flash flooding, that still allow for around eight hours of sunshine per day. Adding to the negative side of this season is the slightly higher temperature, at an average high of 29°C, made to feel worse by increased humidity levels. And then there’s the risk of hurricanes, which increases as the season progresses, peaking in August and September. Hotel staff and locals are very well-informed and generally know how to keep you safe in the event of one of these violent storms, but they still don’t make for a great holiday. However, the likelihood of being hit by a hurricane is actually very low. It is best to avoid the peak months as even if there isn’t a direct hit, violent storms are quite usual, but in the early months of the wet season, June and July, good deals and plenty of sunshine are to be found.
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