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Curaçao Monthly Weather Averages: Rain, Temperatures

Curaçao beach
© Curaçao Tourism Board

Curaçao’s monthly weather has average temperatures in the mid 80s Fahrenheit and rainfall of less than two inches. But some months are better or worse than others.

Curaçao is one of the warmest and driest destinations in the Caribbean, just like the neighboring island of Aruba. It is moderately popular with both cruise and resort visitors.

It is part of the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao that lie just off the coast of Venezuela in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea.

Curacao Climate Chart
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Avg Air Temp79.779.980.881.782.883.383.183.784.083.382.480.882.0
Avg Max Temp85.586.086.988.088.989.689.490.390.789.488.086.288.2
Avg Min Temp75.775.976.677.979.379.579.079.379.779.278.176.678.1
Avg Water Temp78.878.678.679.780.281.081.381.982.882.882.280.480.8
Avg Rainfall 1.81.00.60.80.80.81.61.61.93.33.83.921.8
Source: Meteorological Service of Netherland Antilles and Aruba

Curaçao Monthly Temperatures

Curaçao’s monthly temperatures range from the low 80s Fahrenheit in the winter to low 90s Fahrenheit during the summer.

They average about 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 Celsius and sometimes higher from June through September. Even during the winter, the island’s air and water temperatures are warm, which usually makes swimming and sunbathing comfortable year round.

That said, we found chilly water temperatures during a February visit to the nearby Aruba. So even though Curaçao stays warm, it is possible to have some cooler days and cooler waters along with chilling trade winds and northern currents. The best times to visit for warm seawater is usually a little later in the spring and throughout the summer.

Average lows hover in the mid to upper 70s Fahrenheit or mid 20s Celsius. These average lows take place mainly at night. Hotel and cruise visitors rarely need jackets and long pants.

Average Curaçao Rainfall

Curaçao average monthly rainfall
© Scott S. Bateman

The driest part of the year is February through June with an average of less than one inch of rain per month.

Although Curaçao lies just outside of the Caribbean hurricane belt, it does feel the effects of hurricanes and tropical storms in the region.

The wettest part of the year is October through December with an average of nearly four inches per month. Four inches a month is not as severe as 10 inches in Cancun or 15 inches in Dominica during their peak months of the Caribbean hurricane season. But vacation planners who want the lowest risk of rain may want to choose other times to go.

January and July through September average about two inches apiece, which is considered dry months for many Caribbean destinations.

The ideal time for a cruise or beach vacation to Curaçao is late spring to mid summer.

Curaçao Windy Season

Curaçao monthly wind speeds
Curaçao has brief windy seasons in February and June. © Scott S. Bateman

Curaçao doesn’t have nearly the strong winds of nearby Aruba. But it does have two brief windy seasons in February and June when the average wind speed jumps higher, according to the Meteorological Department (of) Curaçao.

The average wind speed for Curaçao is about 12 to 13 miles per hour each month except for February and June when it jumps to 15 miles per hour.

Also see Curaçao weather tips for:

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | October | November | December

More About Curaçao

The ABC islands are among the most arid islands in the Caribbean and lie just outside of the region’s hurricane belt. As a result, they usually have less rainfall than most other Caribbean destinations.

They are especially attractive as vacation destinations because of the low rainfall. For many vacationers, this is despite the long flight time from the U.S. to their locations. They also are popular during the winter months because their southern location has warmer weather in the winter.

Aruba is the most popular of the three islands, followed by Curaçao and then the much smaller Bonaire. During our summer Curaçao vacation, we had warm temperatures and nothing but sunshine the entire week.

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.
January 31, 2024

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