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St. Maarten Weather in April

St. Maarten weather in April
Average high temperature and rainfall in St. Maarten in April. © 2018 Scott Bateman
St. Maarten in April has some of the best weather of the year for this southeastern Caribbean island.

The combination of warm spring temperatures and some of the lowest rain of the year is one reason why April is a good month to visit.

The island attracts about 500,000 overnight visitors and 2 million cruise visitors every year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island is known for its popular cruise port at Philipsburg on the Dutch side of the island.

March and December are the most popular months to visit, followed by January, February and then April. But April is warmer than the other four months.

Temperatures in April

The average high temperature during the month is 86 degrees Fahrenheit or about 30 Celsius, according to the Meteorological Service of Netherland Antilles and Aruba.

The average low temperature, mostly at night, is 75 Fahrenheit or 24 Celsius.

Water temperatures stay midway between the average highs and lows. For beach goers, they are usually coolest in the early mornings and warmest in the mid to late afternoons.

Average highs and lows between May through October are slightly warmer than April. But most of those months also have more rain.

Rainfall in April

The average rainfall in St. Maarten during April is less than three inches, historical records show.

The total rainfall is slightly higher than the two inches on average in February, March and June. It is equal to the total in January and July. All other months have more rain.

The risk of rain is especially higher during the annual Caribbean hurricane season. It officially begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30.

April in St. Maarten lies outside of the hurricane season, so there is almost no risk of a hurricane and only a small risk of a tropical storm.

The combination of low risk of rain and warm temperatures make April one of the best months to visit St. Maarten.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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March 27, 2018

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