Aruba Travel Weather




What's the Weather Like When Traveling to Aruba?

Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is located in the Caribbean Sea about 20 miles north of Venezuela. The Netherlands Antilles islands of Bonaire and Curaçao are just to the east. Aruba is fairly flat with some hills several hundred feet high. The highest point is a little over 600 feet high. It is a popular tourist destination and is known for its white sandy beaches.

Hurricanes and tropical storms nearly always pass to the north of Aruba through the central Caribbean or farther north. Occasionally some fringe effects such as outer rain bands or high surf do reach the island. Upper air winds are usually unfavorable for hurricanes to develop near Aruba. The tropical storms and hurricanes that do bring fringe effects mostly form east of the Lesser Antilles and then move well north of the island.

Aruba Rainfall
Aruba has a tropical semi-arid climate. This indicates a warm climate with generally low precipitation. The short wet season runs from October through December. The increased rainfall is due to the proximity of the monsoon trough across northern South America. About 3-4 inches of rainfall occurs each month during this time period. The rest of the year is quite dry with an average of one inch of rainfall per month.

Aruba Temperatures
Temperatures change very little during the year. Highs are in the upper 80's from late spring through early autumn. Overnight lows only drop to near 80 degrees. The rest of the year day time high temperatures reach the mid 80's with lows in the mid 70's.

Aruba Travel Weather Summary
Travelers visiting Aruba can count on lots of sunshine most months of the year. The temperatures are warm and change very little throughout the year. There is almost no threat of a direct hit from a hurricane, although some fringe effects can occur. Travelers may want to stay informed on tropical weather information, especially during the hurricane season. Overall the threat from tropical storms and hurricanes is very minimal.

Sunrise / Sunset Times (All times are for the first day of each month)

Oranjestad, Aruba
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunrise 7:01 7:05 6:55 6:36 6:19 6:13 6:18 6:26 6:29 6:29 6:33 6:45
Sunset 6:26 6:41 6:49 6:51 6:54 7:02 7:09 7:06 6:50 6:30 6:13 6:12

Aruba travel weather quick summary -
  • Aruba travel weather - hottest months: May through October
  • Aruba travel weather - coolest months: December, January, February
  • Aruba travel weather - wettest months: October, November, December
  • Aruba travel weather - driest months: March, June

Aruba - Oranjestad, Beatrix Airport
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 86 87 87 88 89 90 89 90 91 90 90 87
Record High 90 91 93 94 95 95 94 96 96 95 92 92
Average Low 76 76 77 78 79 80 79 79 80 79 78 76
Record Low 69 69 70 71 71 73 70 70 72 71 72 69
Days with Thunder 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 6 3 1
Days of Rain 8 5 2 2 2 3 5 5 4 7 10 11
Average Rainfall 1.47" 0.76" 0.30" 0.52" 0.54" 0.70" 1.21" 0.99" 1.39" 2.56" 3.08" 2.59"

Bonaire - Flamingo Airport
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 85 86 86 87 88 88 88 89 89 89 88 86
Record High 90 91 94 96 97 96 94 98 98 95 93 91
Average Low 76 76 77 78 79 80 79 80 80 79 78 77
Record Low 68 68 66 69 70 69 67 70 71 69 67 68
Days of Rain 9 4 3 2 2 3 6 4 5 8 12 11
Average Rainfall 1.75" 0.72" 0.52" 0.52" 0.58" 0.57" 1.43" 1.38" 1.46" 2.65" 3.78" 2.90"

Curaçao - Hato Airport
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 86 86 87 88 89 90 89 90 91 89 88 88
Record High 91 92 91 95 96 100 95 99 101 97 96 92
Average Low 76 76 77 78 79 80 79 79 80 79 78 76
Record Low 69 69 70 72 71 73 72 70 71 71 72 70
Days with Thunder 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 7 4 1
Days of Rain 8 6 3 3 2 3 6 5 5 7 10 12
Average Rainfall 1.76" 1.00" 0.56" 0.77" 0.77" 0.76" 1.58" 1.64" 1.91" 3.30" 3.81" 3.93"

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