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The Bahamas – Best time to go

Best time to visit Bahamas

The Bahamas enjoy a tropical climate, experiencing average highs of 25–32°C year round. July to November typically consist of sunshine plus short, heavy showers while January to March receive the least rainfall. 

Best times to visit

Dry Season

The drier months of December to April see less rain, a milder climate, and a pleasant breeze thanks to the Bahamas’ proximity to North America. Being high season, there’s a great choice of things to do and a feel-good holiday atmosphere.  

Rainy Season

The Bahamas’ rainy season coincides with its hottest temperatures, meaning the short, sharp showers from May to October are actually a welcome relief from the heat and humidity. The hurricane season stretches from June to November, but storms are usually detected early.  

Favourite Season

A perfect escape from the cold weather back home, our favourite time to visit the Bahamas is in the drier months of December to April, when the islands enjoy the most comfortable temperatures without being too hot. 

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
24ºC
60mm
  • Junkanoo Bahamian Carnival season
  • Nassau & Paradise Island: New Year's Day Sailing Regatta

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm
  • The Exumas: Farmer's Cay Festival.

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
26ºC
70mm
  • The Exumas: Bahamas Family Island Regatta
  • The Abacos: Bahamas White Marlin Open

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
27ºC
110mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
267mm
  • The Abacos: Annual Racing Time, week-long sailing regatta

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
170mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
29ºC
235mm
  • Emancipation Day, first Monday in August

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
195mm
  • The Abacos: All Abaco Sailing Regatta

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
144mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
26ºC
94mm
  • Nassau: Guy Fawkes Day

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
73mm
  • Boxing Day Junkanoo Carnival