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Best time to visit Fort-de-France, Caribbean, Martinique

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The best time to visit Fort-de-France is February-April

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, February-April is the best time to go to Fort-de-France.

In summer, the temperature in Fort-de-France can rise as high as 31℃ (87℉). The weather in the winter, especially around February, can reach a minimum of 21℃ (71℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Fort-de-France are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Fort-de-France usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Fort-de-France are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

September

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

August

Fort-de-France seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Fort-de-France as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Fort-de-France 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 Fort-de-France

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 Fort-de-France 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.

Fort-de-France 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 Fort-de-France 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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FEB
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Fort-de-France in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 22 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 17 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 17 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 19 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 22 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 19 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 22 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 23 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 21 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Fort-de-France in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 23 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Fort-de-France in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 21 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fort-de-France in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Fort-de-France is usually September, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Fort-de-France is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Fort-de-France is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Fort-de-France, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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