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Grenada Travel Guide

Grenada — Weather

Situated in the Caribbean Sea, Grenada has a tropical climate with northeast trade winds that have a cooling effect. Notably the temperature changes with altitude and as you get to the center and the mountains, you will feel a significant drop. The average year round weather in Grenada is around 80°F, with daytime highs reaching 86°F and getting down to 75° at night. The warmest period is between June and August; while November to February sees the trade winds come into effect.

The rainy season falls between June and November, where the air can feel muggy and heavy rainfall is imminent along with heavy winds. Precipitation averages 22 days a month, but mostly the rain comes and goes quickly, and the sun is out shining again in no time. The dry season is between January and May, when the temperature gradually rises after the winds cease and the rains commence.

Be aware that Grenada is also prone to hurricanes, although travelers seldom need to be concerned for their safety since the country employs advanced detection techniques and efficient early warning systems. The hurricane season is concurrent with the rainy season in June and November, so expect at least a storm or two and carry your umbrella and raincoat.

Best Time to Visit Grenada

The high season in Grenada is between December and May when travelers come to escape the cold of the brutal Northern winters. The cool winds last up to February, making the heat more bearable. Hotel prices during this period increase by about 10 percent, and it is advised to book tours and dive excursions well in advance.

The turtle nesting season dictated by the instinct of the animals, runs between April and July, falling at the tail-end of the high season, and may determine when you visit to Grenada. Diving is especially popular during the annual spawning of the corals between September and October.

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