20 DecLocal Time: 16:32 AST UK Time: 20:32 GMT
- Sunrise 06:14
- Sunset 17:36
- Moonrise 20:25
- Moonset 08:29
|Temp feels like:||30°c (85°f)|
|Length of Day:||11h 22m|
|Dew Point:||20 °c (68°f)|
|Pressure:||29.86 " (1011 hpa)|
Average for December: 26°c (78°f)
Fri 20 Dec29°C (84°F)Night 25°C (77°F)
Sat 21 Dec29°C (84°F)Night 25°C (77°F)
Sun 22 Dec28°C (82°F)Night 24°C (75°F)
Mon 23 Dec29°C (84°F)Night 24°C (75°F)
Weather Overview for Saint Lawrence Gap
Saint Lawrence Gap enjoys a tropical climate. High
temperatures and humidity accompany the wet and dry seasons and rainfall is
frequent throughout the year, if much lighter in the dry season. Sitting on the
southern side of Barbados,
The average high temperature is always around 30°C and the average night time low is always in the low 20°C. The heat is somewhat moderated by the cooling northeast trade winds, high humidity added to stubbornly high temperatures means that it can take some time to acclimatise. The sun is always out for around eight or nine hours per day; the sea is gorgeously warm all year and rain can never be ruled out.
The winter dry season, from December till June, is wetter at either end of the season; both December and June see rain on about eighteen days each. While rain frequency is high, the amount that actually falls is dramatically reduced. The driest period, from February till May, still receives rain on around twelve days each month, but only 40-60 mm of rain falls each month. Storms are heavy, and sometimes dramatic, but short-lived, leaving a clear sky with blazing sunshine. The dry season is very slightly cooler than the wet season with an average high just below 30°C, and is certainly the best time to visit the island in terms of weather. However, this means crowds and high prices.
The wet summer season, from July till November, receives heavy rainfall, higher temperatures and uncomfortable humidity. The risk of a hurricane hit increases to a peak in August and September. Travelling to the area at any time of year should be pre-empted by some research into current hurricane activity. Again, due to the intense but brief nature of tropical rainstorms, plenty of sunshine is till to be had. But rain is so much more frequent, falling on around eighteen days per month, that most of your holiday could be spent sheltering inside. It is also more likely for flash flooding, or any other damaging consequence of heavy rain and high winds, to occur when the rain is at its heaviest.