Where to Get Weather Information for Your Caribbean Trip

Sunshine is the most common forecast in the Caribbean, but the lush vegetation found on many Caribbean islands attests to the fact that it does sometimes rain, as well. For up-to-the-minute weather information for your Caribbean travels—including alerts on hurricanes and tropical storms—check out regional and international weather resources.

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The National Hurricane Center

Artist's rendering of a satellite image of a tropical hurricane in the Atlantic.

NOAA

The U.S. National Weather Center's National Hurricane Center is the single best information site on the Internet for information on the tropical storms and hurricanes that occasionally affect the Caribbean during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. The Center provides highly accurate satellite storm tracking from the coast of Africa to the Gulf of Mexico and issues storm watches and warnings that travelers should pay careful attention to as their vacation date draws near.

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Caribbean Hurricane Network

If you want to get firsthand reports on the damage (or lack thereof) caused by major storms in the Caribbean, this is the place to go. The Caribbean Hurricane Network features reports and commentaries from amateur and professional meteorologists and weather-watchers on islands across the Caribbean.

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Weather.com

The Weather Channel's site provides excellent long-range, daily, and hour-by-hour weather information on most Caribbean destinations.

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Weather Underground

The ironically named Weather Underground includes weather information from around the world, including a comprehensive tropical-weather section.

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The Caribbean Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)

Commanding view from Brimstone Hill

Bob Curley

The Caribbean Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) features weather forecasts for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos.

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Bermuda Weather Service

Horseshoe Beach, Bermuda
Bermuda Ministry of Tourism

Bermuda is actually located in the South Atlantic Ocean, not the Caribbean Sea, so it's important to get island-specific weather information before you travel to Bermuda. The Bermuda Weather Service provides a marine forecast, hourly weather reports, weather imagery, historical data, and more.

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The Bahamas Meteorology Department

Rum Cay, Bahamas
Cotton & Company

The Bahamas are closer to the Caribbean Sea than Bermuda and more tropical in character but are still far enough north to share many weather characteristics with south Florida. Again, a specific forecast is in order if traveling to the ​Bahamas, and this government agency provides a wealth of information (in addition to a boast that the Bahamas enjoys more than 315 sunny days annually).

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Florida Keys Weather

Bahia Honda State Park offers outstanding amenities for vacationers as well as an excellent view of a historic railroad bridge. Bahia Honda has been voted the top U.S. beach by "Dr. Beach."

Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

The weather doesn't vary too much from island to island in the Florida Keys, but this site nonetheless provides historical weather information on the five main keys plus tide predictions and current weather conditions.

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Meteorological Service of Curacao

Curacao Palm

Robert Curley

Curacao is located off the coast of Venezuela and is subject to the constant trade winds. Unlike most Caribbean destinations, Curacao is a desert, not a tropical island. This site offers comprehensive weather information on Curacao.

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Go Jamaica Weather

Sunset over Treasure Beach, Jamaica

Jim Smith

Jamaica is one of a handful of Caribbean destinations that is large enough and has enough topographic diversity that localized weather reports become meaningful. Go Jamaica provides current weather information on Falmouth, Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Royal, and more.

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Cuba Weather

Getting accurate information into or out of Cuba isn't always easy, but this website does provide a daily weather forecast and information on Cuban climate and average temperatures in cities across the Caribbean's largest island.

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