Saba Weather and Climate

Geographical location

Saba is a small island in the Caribbean. It has almost 2000 inhabitants. Saba was one of the Netherlands Antilles that was dissolved in 2010, now it is one of the Leeward Islands, which in turn make up part of the Lesser Antilles.

The next neighboring island is Sint Eustatius, which is about 30 kilometers away in a south-easterly direction in the Caribbean Sea. St. Kitts and Nevis is about 50 kilometers away in the same direction, St. Barth is also 50 kilometers away in a north-easterly direction, the same applies to St. Maarten. It’s over 7,000 kilometers to Germany.

Climate on Saba

Saba has the typical Caribbean climate, where it is very warm all year round and the temperatures fluctuate only slightly. In the summer months (June – September) are reached 28 ° C Average temperatures in winter there are still 26 ° C. The fluctuations in temperature during the day are also small, even in winter it is usually over 20 ° C at night.

The water temperatures also fluctuate between 26 ° C and 29 ° C. Note, however, that there is no beach on Saba where you can swim.

The weather is very nice and pleasant all year round, with an average of between 8 and 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When to go to Saba?

Saba is a vacation destination to visit all year round. Since it can get very warm in summer by European standards, we recommend the winter, spring and autumn months as the best travel time, because then it is at least a little cooler.

Highlights of the island

Saba is best known for its airport, Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport. It is home to the world’s shortest commercially used runway, which is only 400 meters long. No long-haul aircraft land on Saba, only small propeller planes from the airline Winair, which take off from the neighboring Caribbean islands.

Saba is a volcanic island. The Mount Scenery volcano can be climbed via a climbing path (which consists of over 1000 steps and takes about 90 minutes) and as a reward offers beautiful views over the island and the Caribbean Sea at the two summit points. Saba belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Mount Scenery is officially the highest point in the entire Netherlands.

Temperatures, sunshine in The Bottom (Saba)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 29 ° C 29 ° C 29 ° C 30 ° C 30 ° C 31 ° C 31 ° C 31 ° C 31 ° C 31 ° C 30 ° C 29 ° C
Night temperature 23 ° C 23 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 25 ° C 25 ° C 26 ° C 25 ° C 24 ° C 23 ° C 23 ° C
Water temperature 26 ° C 26 ° C 27 ° C 27 ° C 27 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 29 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 27 ° C
Hours of sunshine 8 9 9 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 8
Sunrise 6:45 6:40 6:20 5:55 5:40 5:40 5:45 5:55 6:00 6:05 6:20 6:35
Sunset 18:00 18:15 18:20 18:30 18:40 18:50 18:50 18:40 18:15 17:50 17:35 17:40

Temperatures

The average annual temperature in The Bottom is 27.1 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is August (28.5 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 26 ° C. The maximum water temperature in The Bottom is 29 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, February is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines for 8.3 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

Saba weather in March, April and May

Daily temperatures averaging 29 to 30 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.

Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May at about 27 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.

In the period from March to May , the sun shines on average between 8 and 9 hours a day. The sunniest weather in The Bottom is in March, but with a little less sun, April.

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