Best time to visit Antigua

Antigua is the largest of the Leeward Islands and its inhabitants are heavily into tourism and cricket. Its 'sister' island, Barbuda, is a complete contrast: very exclusive with just two luxury hotels and a frigate colony.

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When is the best time to visit Antigua?

The best time to visit Antigua (St John's) is January and February based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°F)

  • 82°F maximum daytime temperature in January in Antigua (St John's)82
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  • 82°F maximum daytime temperature in February in Antigua (St John's)82
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  • 84°F maximum daytime temperature in March in Antigua (St John's)84
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  • 84°F maximum daytime temperature in April in Antigua (St John's)84
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  • 86°F maximum daytime temperature in May in Antigua (St John's)86
    May
  • 86°F maximum daytime temperature in June in Antigua (St John's)86
    Jun
  • 88°F maximum daytime temperature in July in Antigua (St John's)88
    Jul
  • 88°F maximum daytime temperature in August in Antigua (St John's)88
    Aug
  • 88°F maximum daytime temperature in September in Antigua (St John's)88
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  • 86°F maximum daytime temperature in October in Antigua (St John's)86
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  • 86°F maximum daytime temperature in November in Antigua (St John's)86
    Nov
  • 84°F maximum daytime temperature in December in Antigua (St John's)84
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The weather guide for Antigua (St John's) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Antigua overview

Torrential rain and the occasional hurricane can afflict Antigua and Barbuda between July and November but, outside the rainy season, the islands are drier than many parts of the Caribbean.

Tropical storm risk: Antigua hurricane season

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The Antigua tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season. The chart was processed from data supplied by the US Meteorological Agency (NOAA). Find out more about our data sources.

More about tropical storms

They are consistently hot with an all-year average of eight to nine hours of sunshine a day. Winters are slightly cooler. The heat here is rarely too sticky as sea breezes offset the humidity.

View of Falmouth Bay and English Harbour, Antigua
View of Falmouth Bay and English Harbour, Antigua - photo courtesy of Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority

What to pack for Antigua weather

Take light clothing with cover-ups for the occasional chilly winter evening; be prepared for bouts of heavy rain between July and November.

Which is the hottest month in Antigua?

The hottest time of year in St John's, Antigua is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 88°F with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Antigua?

In terms of rainfall, September is usually the wettest month in St John's, Antigua with 5.5 inches on average. There are normally 17 days in September with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Antigua?

The sunniest time of year in St John's, Antigua is normally January with bright sunshine on average for 67% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Antigua?

The sea is usually at its warmest in St John's, Antigua in September when the water temperature reaches 84°F.

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