St. Vincent and the Grenadines Weather and Climate
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are an island nation located in the Caribbean. This island nation is independent. This state is among others in the Commonwealth of Nations.
The archipelago includes the 32 islands of the northern grandadines (this area belongs to the Lesser Antilles) and the island of St. Vincent. The southern Grenadines do not belong to the island state (the islands of Carriacou, Grenada and Petite Marinigue – all belong to the state territory of Grenada). The capital and largest city of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown. The island nation itself is home to around 117,000 people, with around 43 percent living in the countryside and the rest in the city.
This island nation also speaks of the so-called “Winnward Islands” (part of the “Islands above the wind”), which are located east of Central America and north of Tobago and Trinidad. The highest point on the island is La Soufriere volcano, which is still in action. This volcano is located on the island of St. Vincent. In the southern area of it, on an area of approximately 398 square kilometers, are the northern Grenadines. The northern Grenadines include Union Island, Bequia, Mustiue, Conauan, Palm Island, Mayreau and Petit St. Vincent and some small islands, some of which are privately owned.
Climate in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The archipelago is located on the 13th parallel north. As in the whole area, it is tropical on this archipelago because the island state is located in the tropics. The island of St. Vincent also has the highest point of the archipelago, the Soufriere volcano (1,234 meters above sea level) and therefore there is significantly more rainfall there than is the case on the lower islands in the neighborhood. The island state is influenced by the northeast trade winds.
This pass is created in the months of January, February, March, April through May in a drier weather with relatively little rainfall. On the other hand, precipitation increases in the rainy season, which lasts into the months of June to November. During this time the temperatures are also higher. Even the December saw yet heavy rains in recent years, particularly in the first half of the month. It should be noted that the main island of St. Vincent is usually more humid than the Grenadines. As for the average maximum temperature, it is between 28 and 30 ° C throughout the year.
In contrast, the average minimum temperatures throughout the year are around 22 to 25 ° C. It is drier and warmer than St. Vincent on the islands of Grenadines, which are a little more to the south. On the slightly higher island of St. Vincent, the annual average rainfall is around 2,300 millimeters. In the mountainous regions of the island, larger amounts (up to 3,500 millimeters) may also be produced here. The month in which it rains the most is July and the driest month is April.
When is the best time to visit St. Vincent & the Grenadines?
The dry season in January, February, March, April and into May is considered the best travel time for this archipelago of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. During this period the most consistent and pleasant weather prevails on the islands. However, the overnight prices are very high, especially in January and April.
Of course, the wetter months of the rainy season between June and November are cheaper. December is still quite humid, but prices then pick up again noticeably due to the vacation times and holidays. The best price-performance ratio usually awaits you in the second half of May.
Temperatures, precipitation in Kingstown (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
|Daytime temperature||29 ° C||29 ° C||31 ° C||33 ° C||33 ° C||33 ° C||33 ° C||33 ° C||33 ° C||32 ° C||31 ° C||30 ° C|
|Night temperature||17 ° C||17 ° C||18 ° C||19 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C||22 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C||20 ° C||19 ° C|
|Water temperature||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||27 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||130||100||100||70||150||240||240||270||250||230||230||200|
The annual average temperature in Kingstown is 25.7 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is July (27.5 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 23 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Kingstown is 28 ° 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 2210 mm. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of June, July, August, September, October, November and December are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, around 1660 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Kingstown.
Sights & attractions
On the island of St. Vincent there is no coastal road that completely circles the island. That is why there are routes on the west and Atlantic coasts. In the area of the west coast are the Vermont Nature Trails with an altitude of 300 to about 600 meters. These are easily accessible paths. The king amazon, the landmark of the archipelago, also lives in this area. You can also see black sandy beaches and heavily overgrown valleys. Also in this area is the town of Barrouallie, which is located in a sheltered bay. This is where the French landed on the island of St. Vincent in 1719.
A few years ago, the film “Pirates of the Caribbean” was shot about 3 kilometers away. Inland, the Trinity Falls and the Dark View Falls are worth seeing. The ascent to La Soufriere volcano, which was last active in 1979, begins in the west of Richmond. If you want to enjoy the white sand beaches of the archipelago, Prime Beach Areas near the capital Kingstown is the place to be. Here you are on the Atlantic coast. From there you can continue on the Windward Highway past banana and coconut plantations.
A little off the highway you will find the Mesopotamia Valley, where cocoa and bread fruits, bananas and nutmegs are grown. Georgetown is the slightly larger town on the Atlantic coast. One of the most important architectural landmarks on the island is Fort Charlotte, which was built in the 18th century for protection purposes. The fort is not too far from the capital and sits on a ridge. This gives you an impressive view of the region from there.