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Trinidad's Average Weather: Warm in the Winter

Average Monthly Rainfall, Temperatures for Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Climate Chart
MonthMean TemperatureoFTotal Rain (mm)Rain Days
Jan 68.0 87.8 42.9 11
Feb68.4 88.7 39.8 10
Mar 69.3 90.1 16.9 6
Apr71.6 91.4 27.7 6
May 73.4 91.6 67.5 11
Jun73.9 88.7 155.6 20
Jul 73.4 88.3 193.6 21
Aug73.4 89.1 244.0 19
Sep 73.6 90.0 190.5 16
Oct72.7 90.0 143.3 15
Nov 72.1 88.7 210.5 18
Dec69.8 88.0 75.7 13

The average weather in Trinidad offers one of the warmest escapes from northern winters in the Caribbean because it is so close to the equator.

The southernmost island of the region is famous for its culture, music and especially the colorful and flamboyant Carnival that takes place every February. It is held the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

The fact that it lies so far south means that cruise ships leaving from U.S. ports rarely visit it. Airline flights take longer than any other destination for people visiting from the U.S. or Canada. Tickets also cost more because the distance is longer.

But for anyone who loves the idea of going to warm weather in the winter or early spring, the cost and distance might be worth it.

Average Temperatures

The average high temperature in Trinidad from December through February is 88 degrees Fahrenheit or 31 degrees Celsius, according to historical data from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

No other major destination in the Caribbean has such high temperatures during the winter.

But the average low temperature is about 69 Fahrenheit or about 21 Celsius, which will make seawater somewhat cool in the mornings.

Averages highs climb to more than 90 Fahrenheit in March and maintain peak temperatures until the middle of fall.

Average lows move up to the low 70s Fahrenheit or low 20s Celsius during the summer.

Trinidad is unique for its small range of temperatures throughout the year.

Average Rainfall

The island has a dry season that lasts from January through April with an average rainfall of about one to two inches per month.

The number of days that it rains historically is about six days each in March and April.

May and December are transitional months between the dry and wet seasons with average rainfall of two to three inches.

Like most Caribbean destinations, Trinidad gets hit hard with rainfall each year during the hurricane season that begins June 1 and goes through Nov. 30. The wet season for Trinidad is the same time frame.

Over a 30-year period, rainfall jumps to six inches in June and keeps climbing until it reaches a high point of 10 inches in August.

It rains 20 days on average from June through August compared to the low point of six days in March and April.

For anyone who is interested in a Trinidad vacation, the average weather from January through April offers an ideal time to go. Otherwise, avoid June through November.

Click Caribbean climate to see climate charts for many major destinations.

Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the America.
January 07, 2016