When planning a vacation, the time of year is usually something very important to consider. If you want to go skiing, you usually must wait until winter when there is enough snowpack and if you want to swim in the ocean, summer months are well advised. Tropical locations are a different story. As with the other Caribbean Islands, the weather in Aruba is fairly consistent, meaning most times of the year are great for visiting Aruba. Still, here some facts to consider.
The only time visitors tend to avoid because of the weather in Aruba is June 1 to November 30 because this is hurricane season. With the placement of the island of Aruba, however, hurricanes are less of a concern because it is set just south of the hurricane belt. This does not mean it is immune to hurricanes, but they occur with less frequency than islands in the middle of the belt. The other islands that share this quality of being the most attractive Caribbean Islands to visit because of the few effects they see in relation to tropical storms are Bonaire and Curacao. The last hurricane that affected Aruba was Omar in October 2008.
As for the average conditions of weather in Aruba, the temperature reaches a daily high which averages around 89 degrees Fahrenheit. This island is one of the farthest south of the Caribbean Islands, meaning that Aruba is one of the warmest Caribbean destinations. Other islands average closer to 82 degrees in the day. Lows are around 78 degrees in Aruba at night, and near 74 degrees on the other surrounding islands. The very small range of temperatures is what makes the Caribbean so desirable to many tourists. The temperature has a small amount of bearing on when you visit the island. August and September are the hottest months, which will make hiking and other outdoor activities less enjoyable. It only rains about 16 inches in a whole year, but the rainiest three months are October through December, with November being the wettest month.
With these figures taken into account, a safe conclusion is that January through June or July is the best time to visit Aruba. These months have slightly cooler temperatures, less rain and a smaller probability of tropical storms. Still, if you visit Aruba between August and December, you will still surely have a wonderful time! For more information about the beautiful island, weather in Aruba and traveling there, visit www.in-aruba.com today.