The Cayman Islands Travel Weather




What's the Weather Like When Traveling to the Cayman Islands?

The Cayman Islands are an archipelago in the northwest Caribbean Sea. It is made up of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. Grand Cayman is the most populated of the three islands. The islands are situated south of Cuba and west of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands are noted for its beautiful beaches, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, and other attractions.

Occasionally, The Cayman Islands are affected by tropical storms and hurricanes, although a direct hit is rare.

The Cayman Islands Rainfall
The wet season lasts a little over six months. It usually begins in mid May and lasts through November. Rainfall amounts are generally between 5 1/2 inches and 8 1/2 inches during this period. The heaviest rain is the result of active tropical waves during the late summer and early autumn. Keep in mind that a tropical storm or hurricane can drop much heavier rainfall amounts.

The dry season runs from December through April with one and a half to two inches of rain on average. December is a little wetter with closer to three inches of rain. The Cayman Islands are affected by cold fronts which can bring rain this time of year as well as cooler weather. Rainfall in general is not as heavy with cold fronts when compared to the tropical rains of the summer and autumn.
The Cayman Islands Temperatures
Temperatures throughout the year are quite uniform and are tempered by the Caribbean Sea. The summer is the hottest time of year with highs in the upper 80's on average. This is not very hot compared with many of the Caribbean Islands where the average highs are in the low 90's at this time of year. The overnight lows only cool down to near 80 due to the fact that the water temperatures are usually in the low 80s or even warmer. The coolest time of year is the winter where average highs are in the low 80's. Low temperatures drop only to the low 70's.

The Cayman Islands Travel Weather Summary
The Cayman Islands are a delightful group of islands that have wonderful beaches and snorkeling. The weather pattern is controlled by a wet and dry season. Vacationers wishing to minimize their chances of seeing rain should plan to visit during the winter and early spring. Temperatures are warm and don't change very much for the exception of an occasional cold front during the winter where temperatures may be cool enough for a jacket. The Cayman Islands are in the Caribbean hurricane belt and travelers should stay informed on tropical weather information, especially during the hurricane season.

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

Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunrise 6:59 6:59 6:44 6:18 5:56 5:46 5:51 6:02 6:10 6:16 6:26 6:43
Sunset 5:59 6:18 6:31 6:39 6:48 7:00 7:07 7:01 6:40 6:13 5:51 5:46

The Cayman Islands travel weather quick summary -
  • The Cayman Islands travel weather - hottest months: July, August
  • The Cayman Islands travel weather - coolest months: January, February
  • The Cayman Islands travel weather - wettest months: September, October
  • The Cayman Islands travel weather - driest months: March, April

Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 81 81 83 84 86 87 88 88 87 86 84 83
Average Low 73 73 74 76 78 79 80 80 79 78 77 75
Average Rainfall 1.96" 1.84" 1.41" 1.68" 5.53" 5.72" 5.81" 6.35" 8.04" 8.55" 6.63" 2.95"

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