Rainy Season in the Caribbean

Brief showers are often the norm

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Caribbean Rainy Season

The so-called rainy season varies from island to island, but generally it begins in May and lasts until December.

Check the Arrival Briefing given for each island to learn its specific weather pattern

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Don't avoid the Caribbean just because it's the rainy season.

Rains tend to be brief unless a tropical depression is moving through.

Elderly islanders have stopped trying to predict accurately what the weather will be at a particular time of year. They say the patterns are changing too much. So it may rain during the sunny season, and vice-versa.

You have no guarantees. That's the way of the weather.

To find the rainy season for a specific island, check out the Arrival Briefing or Travel Tips linked from that island's homepage.

Due to the tropical fronts that pass through the Caribbean most frequently from mid-August to the end of October these months have the year's greatest rainfall. Some small resorts may even close during that time. Hotel rates are among the lowest of the year during this time.

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