Caribbean Weather in October
Information on the weather in October for cities and beach towns throughout the Caribbean has been pulled together here.
The October temperatures and rainfall given in the table below allow you to compare the climate for places on two dozen islands. The monthly averages are based on historical weather records.
These temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit. You can also view the temperatures in degrees Celsius.
October is the midst of the Caribbean's rainy season. This is the rainiest month of the year for many places, including Jamaica, Cayman Islands and the US Virgin Islands.
Hurricanes and Storms
Bad weather during October most often occurs around eastern Cuba and the Cayman Islands. There's an 18 percent likelihood this month that a named tropical storm will show up in the area. And there's a six percent chance the storm is a hurricane that comes within 100 miles of land.
Hurricanes are much rarer now in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and islands to the south.
The Caribbean Sea has an average temperature of around 83 degrees Fahrenheit in October.
|Temperature °F||Island||Place||Total Rainfall|
|84||74||Dominica||Melville Hall Airport||13.1|||
|87||74||Dominican Republic||Punta Cana||6.0||11|
|88||77||Puerto Rico||San Juan||5.6||18|
|88||77||St. Croix (US VI)||Christiansted||4.3||17|
|87||75||St. John (US VI)||Cruz Bay||5.2||18|
|87||77||St. Lucia||Vieux Fort||7.8||20|
|88||78||St. Maarten||Princess Juliana AP||4.4||14|
|89||77||St. Thomas (US VI)||Charlotte Amalie||5.4||18|
|90||73||Trinidad||Port of Spain||5.6||15|
NOAA. National Weather Service. National Hurricane Center.
NOAA. Ocean Climate Laboratory. World Ocean Atlas 2009.
Rainfall and temperature data come from each island's meteorological organization.