Please find below the BVI weather forecast for a 3 day forecast of our beautiful weather and some satellite images. You can click on the links to go to more accurate weather information on AccuWeather.com.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CLIMATE
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The BVI climate is subtropical and tempered by trade winds, generally coming from the east. There is little variation between summer and winter. Rainfall is low, varying slightly from island to island. Night-time temperatures tend to drop to a comfortable level. Visitors should note that the British Virgin Islands are susceptible to hurricanes and earthquakes, although these are by no means a frequent occurrence. The peak tourist season is December to May, although this has more to do with the cold weather in North America and Europe.
July and August are the hottest months of the year with an average temperature of 82°F/28 °C. Although September and October always feel hotter as there is less breeze to keep you cool with a higher level of humidity. The coolest months are December through March with an average temperature of 78°F/25.5 °C and with more wind from our Christmas Winds.
Rainfall is the lowest in February/March, with an average of 52 mm/2 inches per month. Our rainy season is in September/October/November with an average of 174 mm/6.9 inches per month, which normally comes in 10 minute squalls.
During the winter months, November to January, the wind is from the northeast at 15-20 knots. The Christmas winds can produce 25-30 knots for several days at a time. In February, the winds move to the east and by June it changes to the southeast at 10-15 knots. In September and October, the trade winds are at their weakest and the weather can be less settled when tropical systems come through.
The sea temperature ranges from 77°F/25°C in January up to 84.5°F/29°C in the month of September.
The official hurricane season is from June to November. But realistically the chances of tropical systems or hurricanes are from half August through the end of October. Please take into consideration when you book a charter in hurricane season, that your charter can be interrupted by bad weather, storms or even a hurricane. Most crewed yachts and restaurants/bars are closed for the hurricane season. There is a good chance that you have lovely weather. However, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance in case a weather system does occur. Certainly a bonus about this time of the year is that it is quiet and you will easily find a snorkel spot or anchorage just for yourselves.