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Bahamas Weather in April: Rainfall, Temperatures

Bahamas weather in April is just warm enough for pleasant land activities but still a bit cool for the water.

The Bahamas receive more cruise visitors than any other islands in the Caribbean region.

Although the Bahamas technically aren’t located in the Caribbean Sea, they are often among the ports of call for many eastern Caribbean cruises. Nassau is the most popular port, followed by Freeport.

About 5 million people visit the Bahamas by cruise every year. Another 1.4 million visit the islands for stayover vacations that include multiple nights.

For stayover visitors, April is not as popular as March or July, which are the two most popular months. But it ties for third place with June.

Bahamas Rainfall in April

April is part of the dry season for the Bahamas that runs from December through April.

The average rainfall during the month is less than three inches, according to historical data from the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

By comparison, December through March average two inches are less.

It rains on average about eight days during the month, which is similar to the number of rain days during other months of the dry season.

During the rainy season, total rainfall jumps to an average of nine inches in August and eight inches in June.

The Bahamas receive more rain on average in May and especially in June through August than most Caribbean islands. For that reason, April is one of the best months of the year to visit for a combination of low rainfall and warm temperatures.

Bahamas Temperatures in April

Bahama temperatures are cooler than other Caribbean islands because Nassau and Freeport lie north of the Caribbean Sea. As a result, they have more in common with the nearby Florida coast.

The average high temperature in April is 82 degrees Fahrenheit or about 28 degrees Celsius. The average low is 67 Fahrenheit or about 19 Celsius.

Water temperatures will usually be too cool for swimming because of the nighttime temperatures, water currents from the north and wind chill factors.

The islands receive a large number of visitors who spend time with land activities such as golf and the large shopping, dining and entertainment district in Nassau.

Temperatures reach an average high of nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Celsius in July and August. But those months have some of the heaviest rain of the year for the Bahamas.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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March 25, 2016
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