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St. Thomas Weather in February

© 2020 Scott S. Bateman

Although winter still lingers in the northern hemisphere, St. Thomas weather in February manages to fight off the cold.

Weather wise, February also is one of the best months to visit St. Thomas.

This northeastern Caribbean island is a hugely popular destination in the chain known as the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About three times as many people visit the U.S. Virgin Islands by cruise than people who stay at hotels and resorts, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

The majority of cruise ships stop at Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the islands.

February hotel tourism to the U.S. Virgin Islands is about equal to January. But it is not as high as March and December, which are the two most popular months of the year, the Caribbean Tourism Organization says.

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St. Thomas Temperatures in February

The average high temperature in Charlotte Amalie during February is 85 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 degrees Celsius, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center.

The average high is warmer than many Caribbean destinations in February, most of which hover in the low 80s Fahrenheit.

The average low temperature, occurring mainly at night, is 72 degrees Fahrenheit or 22 Celsius.

The above numbers are averages over a 40-year period, but the actual temperatures during any one February may be higher or lower than the average.

Rainfall in February

St. Thomas in February is usually a dry place to visit. The average rainfall in February for is the lowest point of the year, the SRCC says.

Total precipitation is 1.45 inches a year over the last 40 years, which slightly edges out March, another low month.

By comparison, average rainfall exceeds five inches in September through November during the annual Caribbean hurricane season.

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Is February a Good Time to Go?

For a combination of warm temperatures and low rainfall, St. Thomas weather in February offers the best time to go for anyone planning a cruise visit or a longer-term stayover visit.

March has similar weather, but it also is a popular time to visit with more crowds and higher prices.

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.
December 31, 2020