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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 S. 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.

This eastern Caribbean 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 daytime temperature during the month is 86 degrees Fahrenheit or about 30 Celsius, according to the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten. This is nearly the same as the average daytime temperature for the entire year, which is 87 Fahrenheit.

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

Water temperatures stay about midway between the daytime highs and nighttime lows. For beach goers, the water is 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.

Cruise and resort visitors will find that mornings are usually best for land activities and afternoons best for beach and water activities.

Rainfall in April

April is part of St. Maarten’s dry season. 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 number of days with rain is lowest of the year in April at eight days on average, according to the St. Maarten meteorological service. April along with March have the most sunshine of the year.

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.

• St. Maarten weather in: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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.
April 13, 2021

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