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British Virgin Islands Climate & Weather

British Virgin Islands Climate and Weather


The British Virgin Islands have a sub-tropical climate with high humidity, although temperatures are moderated by trade winds. Temperatures vary little all year but there is a slight difference in average temperatures between the seasons: temperatures in summer average from 79-88°F (26-31°C) and in winter temperatures average between 72-82°F (22-28°C). Rainfall is variable but there is a 'dry' season between January and July (the cooler, winter months) and a wet season between August and November. In the tropical climate there can be heavy showers even during the dry season but these months receive less rain on average. The wettest months are generally September and November and the driest are February and March. Hurricanes do occasionally hit the British Virgin Islands; the hurricane season runs from June to November, with October and November the months at most risk of hurricanes. The islands also experience very occasional earthquakes. The British Virgin Islands are a great year-round holiday destination but the best time to visit is between January and June when it is slightly cooler and drier and there is no risk of hurricanes.


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