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Best time to visit Port-au-Prince, Caribbean, Haiti

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The best time to visit Port-au-Prince is January-April

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, January-April is the best time to go to Port-au-Prince.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (91℉) in Port-au-Prince. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Port-au-Prince is around 16℃ (61℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Port-au-Prince, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Port-au-Prince in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

For more information about when to travel to Port-au-Prince, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Port-au-Prince seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Port-au-Prince as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Port-au-Prince is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Port-au-Prince

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Port-au-Prince for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Port-au-Prince climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Port-au-Prince for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Port-au-Prince in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Port-au-Prince in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Port-au-Prince in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Port-au-Prince in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Port-au-Prince in May

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 141mm (6") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port-au-Prince in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Port-au-Prince in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Port-au-Prince in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Port-au-Prince in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 135mm (5") over 22 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Port-au-Prince in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (5") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port-au-Prince in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Port-au-Prince in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port-au-Prince in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Port-au-Prince is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Port-au-Prince is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Port-au-Prince is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Port-au-Prince, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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