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Bahamas Weather and Climate

On a visit in the 1760s, George Washington referred to The Bahamas as the ‘Isles of Perpetual June.’ Most of the Bahamas has sunshine approximately 310 days per year (averaging 8 hours per day, this is usually more in the summer, and less in the winter).

Month
Temp
(°F)
Temp
(°C)
Humidity
(%)
Rainfall
(inches)
January
70
21
65
1.85″
February
70
21
62
1.70″
March
72
22
61
1.50″
April
76
24
61
1.90″
May
77
25
66
4.60″
June
80
27
66
8.9″
July
82
28
62
5.90″
August
82
28
61
6.2″
September
81
27
64
7.5″
October
78
26
68
8.10″
November
75
24
62
2.4″
December
70
21
66
1.30″

The Bahamas has a tropical maritime climate, which makes for generally year-round good weather. The Bahamas does not experience extremes of temperatures. In centrally situated New Providence, winter temperatures seldom fall much below 60F degrees and usually reach about 75F degrees in the day. In summer, temperatures usually fall to 78F degrees or less at night and seldom rise above 90F degrees during the day.

There are two seasons: summer which is from May thru September and winter which is from October thru April. A Bahamian winter is usually the equivalent of summer at Lake Tahoe.

Average temperatures range from 84 deg. F during the summer and 75 deg. F in the winter. Though during the summer the days tend to get hot and muggy, and the winters are somewhat more dry and cooler.

Relative humidity is fairly high averaging 65% yearly. The rainy season last from May thru October with most of the precipitation occurring during brief summer showers. The hurricane season spans from the end of June through the end of November when the islands may occasionally be interrupted by the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane. However, most of the better homes are built out of concrete block which is more then enough protection from the worst hurricanes.