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Bonaire Climate and Average Weather

Bonaire Climate Chart
MonthJFMAMJJASONDAvg
Avg. Air Temp80808182838383848484838182
Avg. Maximum Temp85858687888888898989888687
Avg. Minimum Temp76767778798079808079787778
Avg. Seawater Temp78787880808080828382828080
Avg. Monthly Rainfall21111111134318

Bonaire climate shares similar characteristics with nearby Aruba and Curacao.

Temperatures are steady all the year and vary only a few degrees each month. It has much less rainfall than the rest of the Caribbean and only a slight increase in rain during the fall months.

This Dutch island near the coast of Venezuela receives a small number of tourists each year by cruise or stay-over visits. It is known mainly for snorkeling and diving.

Bonaire Temperatures

Thanks in part to its southern Caribbean location, the average high temperature throughout the year is 87 degrees Fahrenheit or 31 degrees Celsius. The average low temperature, which takes place mostly at night, is 78 degrees Fahrenheit or 26 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures reach a high point of 89 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Celsius in August, September and October. It is one of the warmest islands in the Caribbean.

The high temperatures are still warm during the winter when they reach an average of 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Water temperatures vary by only a few degrees year-round. It makes swimming a more comfortable experience during the winter months than what visitors experience in Cancun, the Bahamas and other northern destinations.

Bonaire Rainfall

The worst months for rain are October, December and especially November, when it averages 4 inches. It has only slightly more rain than the nearby Aruba.

It also compares well to the 10 inches or more for places such as Cozumel.

Like Aruba and Curacao, Bonaire lies south of the Caribbean hurricane belt, which is most active in the falls month. As a result, it rarely feels the effects of hurricanes that go through the 1 million square miles of the Caribbean Sea. But it is not immune to bad weather.

The chart shows average monthly temperatures in Fahrenheit and average monthly rainfall in inches.

Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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November 10, 2015
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