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The weather in The Bahamas - Sunny and warm

How does the weather in The Bahamas usually look like? Sunny and warm, at least most of the time.

There are more than seven hours sunshine per day on average. Rain showers can occur anytime of the year mainly in form of heavy showers or thundershowers, which clear quickly and the sun will come back soon.

The Islands have a tropical maritime climate with very warm summer and slightly cooler winter. But the temperatures are not extreme. In the summer months from May to October the mean temperature is between 78F and 83F. Between November and April, in the cooler winter months the mean temperature is between 70F and 75F.

Winter temperatures are usually about 7-10F lower in the northern islands than in the southern. In summer, temperatures tend to be similar all over The Bahamas. Sea surface temperatures normally vary between 74F in February and 83F in August

Humidity is fairly high, especially in the summer months.

One last word about Hurricanes which is a yearly occasion in the Caribbean. The hurricane season is usually between June and November, the greatest risk being in August, September and October. Based on figures compiled for the past 90-year period, the capital city Nassau may expect serious hurricane conditions on average of once every nine years. An efficient warning system gives ample notice for necessary precautions to be taken.

You can find more information about hurricanes and tropical storms in general but also up-to-date information on current storms on the Crown Weather Service Website.

Current weather conditions in Nassau, Bahamas

Climatological means for The Bahamas

The following table provides some interesting details about the climate in The Bahamas such as mean daily temperatures, humidity, hours of daily sunshine and monthly rainfall.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean daily temperature in (F) 70.8 70.6 72.3 74.7 77.9 80.8 83.2 82.3 81.5 78.9 75.7 71.8
Mean daily temperature in (C) 21.5 21.4 22.4 23.7 25.5 27.1 28.4 28.0 27.5 26.0 24.3 22.1
Mean relative humidity (in%) 78 77 76 74 77 80 78 80 81 80 79 78
Mean daily sunshine (in days) 7.4 8.0 8.2 9.3 9.0 7.9 8.7 8.5 7.4 7.4 7.3 6.9
Mean monthly rainfall (in inches) 1.55 1.95 2.14 2.73 4.17 8.59 6.33 9.28 6.46 6.37 3.17 1.96
Mean monthly rainfall (in cm) 3.9 4.9 5.4 6.9 10.6 21.8 16.1 23.6 16.4 16.2 8.1 5.0

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