Virgin Islands Travel Weather




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

The Virgin Islands are situated just east of Puerto Rico in the northern Caribbean. All together they comprise a populaton of approximately 135,000. St. Croix and St. Thomas both have nearly 50,000 residents each. Geologically most of the islands are volcanic in origin and are quite rugged with some peaks over 1500 feet high.

They are divided into the U.S. Virgin Islands to the west and British Virgin Islands to the east. The largest islands include, Saint John, Saint Croix, Saint Thomas, Tortola, Anegada, and Virgin Gorda. Many smaller islands are part of the Virgin Islands also. The Atlantic Ocean borders the Virgin Islands to the north and Caribbean Sea to the south. The Virgin Islands are sometimes affected by hurricanes with the greatest threat during the height of hurricane season from mid August into October.

Virgin Islands Rainfall
The Virgin Islands are grouped in the same general region, so rainfall does not change appreciably from one island to the next. The wet season is a result of increased tropical activity mostly in the form of tropical waves. The heaviest rains are from September through November in which five to six inches of rain occurs on average each month. The dry season runs from late winter into early spring. Rainfall amount of about two to three inches occurs February through April.
Virgin Islands Temperatures
Temperatures also are not much different from one island to another. Average summer high temperatures are in the upper 80's to near 90 degrees. Morning lows are generally in the mid 70's. Winter temperatures are slightly cooler with average high temperatures in low 80's with lows in the low 70's.

Virgin Islands Travel Weather Summary
Travelers going to the Virgin Islands will find a mild climate all year. Temperatures do not change much during the year with the most pleasant readings during the winter. Lesser rainfall amounts coincide with the slightly cooler temperatures during the late winter and last into early spring. Travelers are advised to stay updated with latest tropical weather information if traveling during the hurricane season.

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

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunrise 6:51 6:52 6:38 6:13 5:52 5:42 5:47 5:57 6:05 6:10 6:19 6:35
Sunset 5:55 6:13 6:25 6:33 6:41 6:52 7:00 6:54 6:33 6:08 5:47 5:42

Roadtown, Tortola
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunrise 6:50 6:51 6:36 6:12 5:50 5:41 5:45 5:56 6:03 6:08 6:18 6:34
Sunset 5:53 6:12 6:24 6:32 6:40 6:51 6:58 6:53 6:32 6:07 5:45 5:40

Virgin Islands travel weather quick summary -
  • Virgin Islands travel weather - hottest months: June through October
  • Virgin Islands travel weather - coolest months: January, February
  • Virgin Islands travel weather - wettest months: September, October, November
  • Virgin Islands travel weather - driest months: February, March, April

Roadtown, Tortola (BVI)
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 84 84 84 85 87 88 89 89 89 89 87 85
Average Low 70 69 70 72 74 76 76 76 75 74 73 71
Average Rainfall 2.73" 2.07" 1.81" 3.35" 4.18" 2.37" 3.20" 4.17" 6.02" 4.97" 6.42" 3.62"

St. Croix, Virgin Islands (USVI)
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 84 84 85 86 88 89 89 90 89 89 87 85
Record High 92 91 92 93 94 97 94 95 95 98 93 92
Average Low 72 72 72 74 76 78 78 78 77 76 74 73
Record Low 59 61 60 57 63 66 64 63 58 65 62 61
Average Rainfall 2.16" 1.94" 1.80" 2.00" 3.62" 2.30" 2.79" 3.81" 5.36" 5.22" 5.55" 3.29"

St. John, Virgin Islands (USVI)
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 84 84 84 85 87 88 89 89 89 89 87 85
Record High 97 89 91 92 95 91 95 95 95 94 93 93
Average Low 70 69 70 72 74 76 76 76 75 74 73 71
Record Low 60 60 58 63 61 61 62 63 62 67 64 63
Average Rainfall 2.73" 2.07" 1.81" 3.35" 4.18" 2.37" 3.20" 4.17" 6.02" 4.97" 6.42" 3.62"

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (USVI)
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 86 86 87 88 88 90 90 91 90 90 88 86
Record High 93 93 94 96 97 99 98 99 98 97 95 92
Average Low 72 72 73 74 76 76 78 78 77 76 75 73
Record Low 63 62 56 62 66 67 57 59 64 70 52 62
Average Rainfall 1.89" 1.51" 1.52" 2.39" 3.36" 2.35" 2.42" 3.50" 5.34" 5.57" 5.28" 2.74"

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