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Martinique Monthly Weather Averages: Rain, Temperatures

Martinique beach weather
Martinique receives higher rainfall, but beach weather is often good in the late spring. &copy: Comité Martiniquais du Tourisme

Martinique’s average monthly weather is warm and wet with daytime temperatures often in the mid to upper 80s Fahrenheit.

The rain makes the island lush, green and beautiful. But some months are better for visiting than others for minimizing the risk of rain.

Fortunately, we arrived via cruise on a December day with temperatures in the upper 80s Fahrenheit and hardly a cloud in the sky. December is usually one of the better and more popular months to visit this eastern Caribbean island.

Martinique is a place for hotel vacations rather than brief visits by cruise ships. Most Caribbean destinations get a combination of visits from cruise ships and “stopover” vacationers. But unlike most destinations, more than five times as many people come to Martinique for a hotel vacation than from cruises.

This southern Caribbean island, a territory of France, is famous for its landscape, beaches, dining and culture. Martinique’s climate helps make the island beautiful, and the weather also impacts the best times to go.

Martinique Monthly Temperatures

Martinique Climate Chart
MonthMean Temperature oFRainfall (mm) Rain Days
Daily Min.Daily Max.
Jan70.582.9120.518.4
Feb70.383.189.114.4
Mar70.783.887.714.0
Apr72.085.195.512.2
May74.186.2123.214.7
Jun75.786.4169.617.4
July75.786.4203.920.2
Aug75.286.9251.720.6
Sep73.987.3236.019.3
Oct73.486.9270.219.8
Nov72.985.8224.317.5
Dec71.484.0158.617.7

Martinique’s monthly temperature has an average high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit or upper 20s Celsius, according to the Meteo France meteorological service. It has an average low of 73 Fahrenheit or low 20s Celsius.

Martinique temperatures don’t change much each month. The average daytime highs reach 87 degrees in September and drop to 83 degrees in January and February.

The island has some of the most predictable temperatures in the Caribbean. But it doesn’t have the most predictable rainfall.

Average Rainfall

Martinique monthly rainfall
Martinique average monthly rainfall. © 2021 Scott S. Bateman

Rainfall is far more variable than temperatures. Martinique is one of the wettest islands in the Caribbean.

Historically, the island receives an average of 76 inches of rain during the year, which is five times higher than the arid Aruba. It also rains an average of 17 days a month, which also is high compared to most Caribbean islands..

February through April receive about 3.6 inches of rain and 14 rain days per month. Rainfall spikes in July to eight inches and keeps climbing until it exceeds 10.6 inches in October.

It has about 20 days of rain from July through October.

Popular months to visit Martinique are January through April, July and December, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The least favorite months are May, June and September through November.

Despite the popularity of July, it is not an ideal month to visit Martinique because of higher rainfall. Ideal times to go are January through May. June and December have higher rainfall, but not nearly as much as July through November.

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

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November 09, 2021