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St. Thomas Weather in February: Rain, Temperatures

St. Thomas weather in February
Average high temperature and rainfall for St. Thomas in February. © Scott S. Bateman

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

Weather wise, February is one of the best times to visit St. Thomas because of a low risk of rain.

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

St. Thomas is a hugely popular cruise destination. 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. They 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 St. Thomas during February is 85 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 degrees Celsius, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SRCC).

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. The actual temperatures during any one February may be higher or lower than the average, although the averages offer a good sense of what to expect.

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Rainfall in February

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

Total rainfall for St. Thomas in February averages about 1.5 inches, 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 one of the best times to visit for anyone planning a cruise visit or a longer-term stayover visit.

March has similar weather, but it is an even more 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.
January 25, 2024

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