St. Kitts Weather September Averages, Federation of St Kitts & Nevis
September falls in the middle of the wet season in St. Kitts and is one of the months of the hurricane season, which runs from August to October. Even though those hurricanes can be absolutely devastating, it is a fact that they are actually pretty exceptional. Even when visiting St. Kitts in September, you will still have plenty of time to hit the beach, do some outdoor activities and enjoy everything this Caribbean island has to offer. Just make sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast.
The total amount of rainfall in September is 130mm, which makes it the second wettest month of the year after October. Note, however, that 130mm of rainfall in the height of the wet season is not extreme whatsoever. Rainfall is still quite rarery weather is the norm, even in September. There are 13 days with rainfall, which also means that it doesn't rain at all on 17 days this month. The chance of rainfall isn't higher than 20% throughout the month. A significant amount of those 130mm falls in the form of light rain, which happens on 42% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms are common as well, occurring on 40% of those days. Moderate rain is much rarer, observed on 17% of those days.
Sunshine is always there to be enjoyed in St. Kitts. In September, there are 9 hours of sunshine per day on average. So, even in the wet, hurricane season, this is still a great place for beach holidays. The chance of a sunny day is a high 80%.
Characteristic for tropical destinations, the wet season is also the warmest time of year. The average day temperature in September is 28°C. The sea temperature is even higher, averaging 29°C, which is its annual maximum. At night, the mercury drops to a pleasant average low temperature of 24°C; in the afternoon, it climbs to a hot average high temperature of 31°C.
Where to Stay
During your vacation in St. Kitts in September, you might want to consider staying at The Royal St. Kitts Hotel. This family-run hotel is one of the oldest hotels on the island. It is located only a ten-minute drive from the bustling capital city of Basseterre, yet offers its guests a perfectly quiet tropical retreat. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, a private lagoon, access to the beach, two swimming pools, conference rooms and outdoor seating areas.
At North Frigate Bay Beach, regarded as one of the world's most stunning beaches, you can stay at St. Christopher Club, a condominium complex with units that have one, two or three bedrooms, a volleyball court, a tennis court, two swimming pools and a pool house, an international restaurant and an Italian restaurant.
Located just behind Turtle Beach, Turtle Beach House has amazing panoramic views and features a gated garden, a summerhouse and a private infinity pool. This is one of the best private house accommodations in St. Kitts, situated near some of the island's best beaches, snorkelling sites and restaurants.
Hit the Beach
Conaree Beach is an ideal place to enjoy the 31°C afternoons and 9 hours of sunshine per day. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, this beach isn't made up of white sand, but consists of gray and black sand, a result of the island's volcanic history, combined with the presence of a coral reef. This quiet beach is perfect for sunbathing, snorkelling along the reef and bodysurfing.
Eating and Drinking Out
One of the many recommended eateries at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort is the Royal Grille Steakhouse. This great restaurant has a warm, stylish interior and is renowned for its juicy steaks, beef dishes and seafood. A long list of international wines allows guests to find the perfect vintage to pair with their meal.
For sushi, make your way to Rituals Sushi, a popular sushi restaurant in North Frigate Bay. This welcoming and laidback restaurant serves hands down the best sushi in St. Kitts, along with a great selection of other Japanese dishes. Guests can enjoy their meals on the nice outdoor patio or in the Asian-style indoor seating area.
Another recommended eatery in North Frigate Bay is Bombay Blues. Serving excellent, authentic Indian food, this suggested restaurant overlooking the Frigate Bay golf course has a menu that consists of breads, tandoori, a large selection of curries and vegetarian dishes.
Things to Do
Receiving 130mm of rainfall in September, St. Kitts finds itself in the middle of the wet season this time of year. However, there are still 9 hours of sunshine to be enjoyed each and every day! One of the main historic sites on the island is Independence Square in Basseterre. Formerly known as Pall Mall Square, it got its present name when St. Kitts and Nevis became an independent nation in 1983. The square dates back to at least 1750, when it became the island's commercial, administrative and social epicentre. It houses a beautiful fountain and a striking church.
Another historic site that shouldn't be missed is Fairview Great House & Botanical Gardens. Dating from the 18th century, this splendid mansion has been restored to its former greatness and offers guests the chance to step back in time and stroll through the historic dining room, master bedroom, bathing room and kitchen. The botanical gardens are a highlight as well, consisting of flowerbeds, trees and shrubs, accompanied by signs with information about each of them.