Saint Kitts and Nevis Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Saint Kitts and Nevis is State of Central America (269.4 km²). Capital: Basseterre. Population: 41,000 (2008 estimate). Language: English (official), Creole-English. Religion: Anglicans 33.3%, Protestants 28.2%, others 38.5%. Currency unit: East Caribbean dollar (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.830 (60th place). Borders: Atlantic ocean. Member of: Commonwealth, OAS, UN and WTO, EU associate.
The population is almost entirely made up of people of African origin (90%); there are also mulattoes (5%) and minorities of Asians (3%) and Europeans (1%). Most of the residents live in Saint Kitts, the remainder in Nevis, with an average density of 152 residents / km². The only important center is the capital, Basseterre), on the southwestern coast of the island of Saint Kitts while the main town of Nevis is Charlestown.
The vegetation is typically tropical: the islands are populated by mammals, some of which, such as the green monkey and the mongoose, imported by the colonizers, and by birds (frigates, pelicans, herons, terns, bullfinches, etc.). Equally varied and rich is the marine fauna, which includes protected species. The forest, cut down in ancient times to make way for sugar cane plantations, covers 13.9% of the territory even if the authorities have approved development plans to encourage forms of eco-sustainable tourism, also establishing two national parks, which occupy the 0, 8% of the state area. Worth noting is the presence of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park (1690-1790), a cultural site listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Basseterre (St. Kitts and Nevis)
|Daytime temperature||27 ° C||27 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||29 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||32 ° C||31 ° C||29 ° C||28 ° C|
|Night temperature||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||25 ° C||24 ° C|
|Water temperature||27 ° C||26 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||28 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||28 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||122||112||112||89||97||112||155||183||196||196||180||140|
|Hours of sunshine||7||7||7||8||8||7||8||8||7||8||7||7|
The annual average temperature in Basseterre is 27.2 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is September (29 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 25.5 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Basseterre 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.
The annual precipitation is 1694 mm. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of August, September, October and November are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, about 755 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Basseterre.
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. The average annual sunshine is 7.4 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.