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Dominica Weather in April

Dominica weather in April
Average high temperature and rainfall in Dominica in April. © 2018 Scott S. Bateman
Dominica gets plenty of rain in April. But the weather is still good compared to other months.

This eastern Caribbean island is known for above average rain throughout the year. It's one of the wettest islands in the Caribbean.

Rain doesn't keep cruise visitors away because the island is conveniently located about midway between Antigua to the north and St. Lucia to the south.

The rain also makes Dominica a lush eco tourism destination because of rivers, rainforests and many waterfalls.

Rain in April


The average rainfall for Dominica in April is about five inches, according to historical data from the Dominica Meteorological Service. It is the second lowest level of the year after four inches in February.

By comparison, many Caribbean islands average about two inches in April. Some, like Aruba and Curacao, get even less.

Still, the five inches in April for Dominica is much better than later in the year during the annual Caribbean hurricane season. Dominica averages 12 inches in September and nearly 15 in October and November.

Temperatures in April


The average high temperature in April is 84 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 Celsius, the meteorological service says. The average low is 73 Fahrenheit or nearly 23 Celsius.

Temperatures on the island, especially along the shores, stay fairly consistent throughout the year. April temperatures are only a few degrees warmer than the winter and only a few degrees cooler than the summer.

Dominica isn't known as a beach destination. But for anyone who visits with beaches in mind, water temperatures will feel comfortable most of the time.

Should We Go in April?


Most people visit Dominica by cruise ship, and the island is a secondary destination compared to St. Thomas, Antigua and other islands.

Out of any month to include Dominican on an itinerary, April is one of the best for a combination of warm temperatures and lower risk of rain. Just don't forget to bring a poncho.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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February 17, 2020
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