Caribbean Weather in October

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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 °F. You can also view the temperatures in °C.

Rain

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.

Ocean Temperature

The Caribbean Sea has an average temperature of around 83 degrees Fahrenheit in October.

Caribbean weather in October: average daily temperature and monthly rainfall
Temperature °F Island Place Total Rainfall
High Low Inches Days
87 76 Antigua St John's 5.1 13
90 79 Aruba Beatrix Airport 2.6   7
89 79 Bonaire Flamingo Airport 2.6   8
86 73 Bahamas Nassau 6.4 15
86 77 Barbados Bridgetown 3.6   –
91 72 Cayman Islands 8.6 19
85 73 Cuba Havana 7.1 11
89 79 Curaçao Hato Airport 3.3   7
84 74 Dominica Melville Hall Airport 13.1   –
87 74 Dominican Republic Punta Cana 6.0 11
88 73 Guadeloupe Pointe-a-Pitre 9.0   –
89 74 Jamaica Kingston 7.0 14
87 73 Martinique Lamentin 10.6 20
88 77 Puerto Rico San Juan 5.6 18
87 79 Saba The Bottom 1.4   4
88 77 St. Barthelemy Gustavia 5.4 13
88 77 St. Croix (US VI) Christiansted 4.3 17
87 76 St. Eustatius Oranjestad 4.2 11
87 75 St. John (US VI) Cruz Bay 5.2 18
89 77 St. Kitts Basseterre 3.7   –
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
87 75 Tobago Scarborough 8.7 16
References

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.

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