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Antigua Weather in December

The rain in Antigua takes a break in December after drenching the island for three months in a row.

Antigua weather in December has a combination of slightly cooler weather and slightly less rain thanks to the end of the Caribbean hurricane season, which officially wraps up on Nov. 30.

Antigua is a popular stop on eastern Caribbean cruises, which appear less often in the region during September, October and November because of the hurricane season.

It makes its presence felt in Antigua during those months by dropping the highest amount of rain during the year.

The following statistics are based on a 30-year history and will vary from year to year.

Monthly Rainfall

December Weather Stats

Avg. High
83.5 degrees F
Avg. Low
73 degrees F
Rain Inches
3.4
Rain Days
13
Total rainfall for the month averages 3.4 inches, which is heavier than January through June (except for a brief spike in May), according to the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorology Services.

The total is better than the more than five inches each month in September through November.

The average number of days that it rains is 13, which is the same as August, October and November.

By comparison, it rains only eight days in February, March and June.

Temperatures

The average high temperature is 83.5 degrees Fahrenheit or only four degrees below the hottest month of the year, which is in August.

The average low temperature is 73.0 degrees, again about four degrees below the hottest month.

Seawater temperatures will normally be comfortable enough for swimming.


Whether to Go

December is the first month since late summer that visits to the Caribbean start to pick up again.

The threat of hurricanes is nearly non-existent. Tropical storms take place less often. Total rainfall is much lower than the three previous months.

People start to visit again in December to enjoy warm weather in winter.

Antigua weather in December will deliver on the warmth and the threat of rain will be lower.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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November 29, 2012

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