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Best time to visit Basseterre, Caribbean, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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The best time to visit Basseterre is May-June

When’s the best time to visit Basseterre, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Basseterre is May-June.

In summer, the temperature in Basseterre can rise as high as 29℃ (84℉). In the colder months such as March, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 25℃ (77℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Basseterre 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. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Basseterre in October – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Basseterre, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

August

Basseterre seasons

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

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 Basseterre 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.

Basseterre 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 Basseterre 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Basseterre in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 13 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 13 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Basseterre in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Basseterre in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Basseterre is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Basseterre is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Basseterre is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Basseterre, 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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