Martinique weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Martinique.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Martinique. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Martinique (Fort-de-France) 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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Martinique weather overview

Martinique, one of the Caribbean Windward Islands, is large, hilly and very French. Rain occurs in all months of the year but is most intense from July to October, when there is also the possibility of hurricanes. Downpours are heaviest up in the mountains, where temperatures are cooler.

The West coast (where Fort-de-France is located) is more sheltered from the prevailing winds. Typically for the Caribbean, the island is consistently hot throughout the year, averaging 8 hours of daily sunshine. Sea breezes help dissipate humidity and prevent the heat getting too sticky.

What to pack for Martinique weather

Take light clothing with warmer cover-ups for trips to higher ground, and go prepared for rain at any time of year.

Which is the hottest month in Martinique?

The hottest time of year in Fort-de-France, Martinique is normally September. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 30°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Martinique?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Fort-de-France, Martinique with 247mm on average. There are normally 21 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Martinique?

The sunniest time of year in Fort-de-France, Martinique is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 70% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Martinique?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Fort-de-France, Martinique in September when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

What is the time difference between Martinique and the UK?

The time difference between Martinique and the UK is GMT-4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Martinique?

The main languages spoken in Martinique are French and Antillean Creole.

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What is the currency in Martinique?

The currency in Martinique is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Martinique?

Martinique uses electrical plug type C + E (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Martinique?

They drive on the right side of the road in Martinique.

Compare Martinique weather with the USA

Below the Martinique weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Martinique (Fort-de-France) and the USA (Washington).

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