Climate of Curaçao
The climate in Curaçao is one you can enjoy all year round. This is because the Caribbean island is located in the tropics, which means you can count on warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine no matter when you go there.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 27°C and 29°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 26°C and 29°C
- Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 27°C and 30°C
- Rain: it rains 210 days and there is a total of approximately 597 mm rainfall
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3375 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 27°C and 29°C|
|Warmest month:||29°C in August|
|Coldest month:||27°C in January|
|Night temperature:||between 26°C and 29°C|
|Sea temperature:||between 27°C and 30°C|
|Dry days:||155 days|
|Days with rain:||210 days|
|Days with snow:||0 days|
|Total rain sum:||597 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||3375 hours|
The warm and humid climate in Curaçao stems from the island's tropical location, just below the equator. Its proximity to the ocean also affects humidity and can cause some rainfall, especially in summer. Moreover, Curaçao has a constant trade wind that provides cooling, making it pleasant to stay on the island regardless of the season.
In summer, from June to August, Curaçao is hot and humid. Average daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius and there is little to no precipitation. This is a popular time to go to the island, so if you go during this period, make sure you book your accommodation on time.
In autumn, from September to November, Curaçao is still warm, but slightly cooler and drier. Average daytime temperatures drop to around 28 degrees Celsius and humidity decreases. This is a good time to go if you like milder weather and less chance of rain.
In winter, from December to February, Curaçao is still warm, with average daytime temperatures around 27 degrees Celsius. There may be a slight chance of rain, but generally it is dry and sunny. This is a great time to go to the island if you want to relax on the beach and enjoy the warm weather.
In spring, from March to May, Curaçao is warm and humid. Average daytime temperatures rise again to around 30 degrees Celsius and some rainfall may occur. This is a good time to go if you are flexible and open to what the weather has to offer.
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Curaçao.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Curaçao.
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Climate table of Curaçao
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Curaçao. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Curaçao might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||27||27||27||27||28||28||28||29||29||29||29||28|
|Night temp. (°C)||26||26||26||27||27||28||28||28||29||28||28||27|
|Water temp. (°C)||27||27||27||28||28||28||28||29||30||30||29||28|
|Days with rain||18||15||15||11||13||13||19||17||18||23||25||23|
|Sun hours per day||9||9||9||9||9||10||10||10||10||9||9||9|
|Wind force (Bft)||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||4||4||4||5|
Best time to visit Curaçao
If you're planning to travel to Curaçao, it's important to know when the best travel time is. Curaçao has a tropical climate with warm temperatures all year round, so you can actually go there at any time. But if you are looking for the ideal travel time, it is wise to choose the dry and sunny period between December and April.
During this period, you can enjoy pleasant temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, and there is little chance of rain. The sea is also pleasantly warm, so it is a perfect time to enjoy Curaçao's beautiful beach and underwater world.
However, there are also some drawbacks to travelling during this period. For instance, it is the high season, so hotels and resorts are often fully booked and prices are higher than usual. If you don't want your holiday budget to be affected too much, it might be better to choose another time of year to travel to Curaçao.
Between June and November it can also be nice to go to Curaçao, although the chances of rain and thunderstorms are slightly higher then. But on the other hand, temperatures are a bit more pleasant and hotels and resorts are cheaper. So if you don't like the heat much and you want a cheap holiday, this might be the best travel time for you.
Climate of Curaçao by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Curaçao? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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