Saturday, September 18, 2021

Weather & Climate in Trinidad and Tobago

North AmericaTrinidad and TobagoWeather & Climate in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, both well situated in the tropics, enjoy a generally pleasant tropical maritime climate influenced by the northeast trade winds. In Trinidad, the average annual temperature is 26°C (78.8°F) and the average maximum temperature is 34°C (93.2°F). Humidity is high, especially during the rainy season when it averages 85 to 87%. The island receives an average of 2,110 millimetres of rainfall per year, generally concentrated in the months of June to December, when short, intense showers are common. Rainfall is highest in the Northern Range, where up to 3,810 mm (150 inches) can fall. During the dry season, the central interior of the island experiences drought. Tobago’s climate is similar to Trinidad’s, but slightly cooler. The rainy season runs from June to December; annual rainfall is 2,500 mm (98.4 in). The islands are outside the hurricane belt; nevertheless, Hurricane Flora damaged Tobago in 1963, and Tropical Storm Alma hit Trinidad in 1974, causing damage before it reached full strength.