Climate and Average Weather in Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe consists of a number of inhabited and uninhabited islands and experiences a tropical monsoon climate. The location within the Caribbean ensures that the weather is almost continuously under influence of the eastern trade wind. This wind is often present and ensures that rain is usually brought in from the east. Therefore the western side of the islands are somewhat drier.

The temperature in Guadeloupe is very constant throughout the year. On average, the warmest month is August with 31.0° Celsius (87.8° Fahrenheit). The coolest month is December with 29.0° Celsius (84.2° Fahrenheit).

Guadeloupe is among the wetter areas within the region. Even in the driest years there is still about a thousand millimetres (39.3 inch) of precipitation, the wettest years account for as much as about twenty-five hundred millimetres (98.4 inch) of rainfall. The first months of the year are drier, without being able to speak of a truly dry season. From April onwards, the amount of precipitation increases, with September, October and November eventually being the wettest months.

The beginning of July marks the start of the hurricane season. The islands are not hit by a hurricane every year, but due to its location it is an archipelago vulnerable to this natural hazard. The period of tropical storms end early December.

The best travel time for Guadeloupe is from January through March. These are the driest months of the year. December and April can also be fine for a vacation in Guadeloupe. However, you may encounter less stable weather.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Guadeloupe

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Islands of Guadeloupe

Regions in Guadeloupe