Haiti experiences a tropical climate which sees two distinct weather patterns: the wet season and the dry season. Between November and March is the dry season, when temperatures reach around 80°F during the day. The wet season sees cooler temperatures, brought on by the onset of rain, although precipitation only lasts one or two hours a day and usually falls in the evening.
Temperatures in Haiti will be at least 10°F cooler as you get higher in the mountains. The two westward peninsulas can get quite windy in coastal areas as they are more exposed to the Atlantic Ocean.
Haiti experiences a hurricane season almost half the year from late June until mid-October. Many pass by, but Haiti still feels the effects of these tropical storms. It is advised to check any weather warnings before heading out to sea or an area where you may be at risk.
Best Time to Visit Haiti
You may want to avoid hurricane season during August and September since the tropical storms can cause mudslides that make transportation difficult. April through November is the wettest period. Between December and March, daytime temperatures are in the mid-70’s °F and the mid-60’s °F at night. Hotel prices remain constant throughout the year, although if you visit during Carnival, be sure to book well in advance as this is a busy time when finding accommodations may be difficult.