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St. Lucia Weather in November: Rain, Temperatures

St. Lucia weather in November
Average high temperature and rainfall for St. Lucia in November. © 2023 Scott S. Bateman

“Slightly better” than October might be the best words to describe St. Lucia weather in November. But slightly better is not always good enough.

St. Lucia is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean thanks to its pretty harbor, interesting landscape and wide variety of things to do.

Sandwiched about halfway between Martinique and St. Vincent, the island is a popular stop for eastern Caribbean cruises.

Like the other eastern islands, St. Lucia also gets more than its share of rain during the Caribbean hurricane season in the summer and especially the fall.

St. Lucia Temperatures in November

This video explains Caribbean weather in November and which islands are the best and worst to visit for weather.

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Temperatures do much better than the rainfall. The average high temperature in St. Lucia during November is 86 degrees Fahrenheit or 30 degrees Celsius, according to the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services. The average low is 76 degrees Fahrenheit or 24 degrees Celsius.

As a result, seawater will usually feel comfortable enough for swimming because it averages about midway between the low and high temperatures of the day.

The historical highs and lows vary only a few degrees each month, so just about any month is a good time to visit St. Lucia where temperatures are concerned. The same can’t be said for rain.

Average Rainfall

The Caribbean hurricane season brings more tropical storms than hurricanes to the eastern Caribbean, but either way it delivers plenty of rain.

St. Lucia’s average rainfall reaches a peak in September and October of about eight inches each month, which is above average for the region during that time of year.

It does slightly better in November when total rainfall drops to about seven inches, according to the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services. That total also is above average for the region.

The number of days that it rains averages about 20-21 from July through November, so the chances of getting rain on any day of the month is more than 60 percent.

Is November a Good Time to Go?

Like most Caribbean islands, November is the third worst month of the year to visit St. Lucia after September and October.

Other islands historically have lower rainfall during the month. So based on the time of the year and weather elsewhere, St. Lucia is not the best choice for a vacation in November.

Better choices include Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

If a visitor is going to multiple islands on a cruise that include St. Lucia, the odds of getting rain decline later in the month as the hurricane season grinds to a halt.

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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.
October 28, 2023

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