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Dominica Climate & Weather

Dominica's tropical climate means there is plenty of sunshine, humidity and heat all year round; the island has an average year-round temperature of 81°F (27°C) and the seasons are not very distinct, with little temperature variation. Hot days are interspersed with an abundance of frequent rain showers. The rain is not all bad though, dampening the often intense heat and nourishing the island's extensive rainforest. It is drier on the coast. The island is very susceptible to tropical storms and hurricanes, usually between June and November.

The jury is out on the best time to visit Dominica: some say the best months are February and May, which are safely out of the hurricane season and experience less rain, but can be very hot and humid; others insist that despite the dangers of hurricanes the best time to holiday in Dominica is between October and December, when the days are slightly cooler and less humid (and it is cheaper). It seems that to accommodate both opinions, a December holiday may be ideal. Essentially, Dominica is a year-round holiday destination but most would prefer to avoid the risky hurricane season.

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