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Belize Weather in October: Rain, Temperatures

Belize weather in October
Average high temperature and rainfall for Belize in October. © 2023 Scott S. Bateman

Belize weather in October offers plenty of rain in this Central American country.

Belize City is on the Caribbean coast. It is a common port of call for “exotic” western Caribbean cruises. Cruise visitors take many shore excursions to nearby rain forests and Mayan ruins. The rain forests exist because Belize has heavy rainfall throughout much of the year, especially in October.

Average Rainfall

Belize City averages more than 10 inches of rain in October, according to the National Meteorological Service of Belize. It’s one of the highest levels of the year. It also is one of the highest levels of any Caribbean destination during the month, along with Cancun and Cozumel.

Rain is especially heavy in October because it is the second most active month of the Caribbean hurricane season. Historically, the Caribbean averages four tropical storms during the month. But hurricanes are rare.

Hurricanes and tropical storms usually don’t hit Belize directly. Instead, some of them pass near the country and bring more rain.

October’s high rainfall compares to a low point of two inches in February and March during the country’s brief dry season, which goes from February through April. The rainy season goes from May through December. January is a transition month.

Belize Temperatures in October



This video explains Caribbean weather in October and which islands are the best and worst to visit for weather.

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Belize temperatures in October have an average daytime high of 86 degrees Fahrenheit or 30 Celsius, the National Meteorological Service of Belize says. The average low is 73 degrees Fahrenheit or 23 Celsius.

These temperatures are only slightly cooler than June through September, which have about the same temperatures. In contrast, the average high is 82 degrees Fahrenheit or 28 Celsius in January, which is the coldest month of the year.

October is one of the riskiest times of the year to visit Belize because of rain. The best times to visit Belize are February and especially March during the dry season.

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Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
September 16, 2023

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