British Virgin Island Weather

What weather can you expect?

The British Virgin Islands experience a great tropical marine climate, thanks to the balancing effect of trade winds. In simple terms, you can expect consistently warm temperatures in the British Virgin Islands, clear changes between rainy and dry seasons, and the refreshing coolness from the breezes.

Temperature: Ranges from 77°F (25°C) in winter to 90°F (32°C) in summer, with the surrounding sea preventing extremes.

Rainfall: A wet season from June to November, while December to May is typically drier. Annual rainfall averages around 45 inches.

Humidity: Consistently stays between 70% and 90%, but the presence of trade winds makes it feel more comfortable.

Hurricanes: Located in the hurricane belt, Tortola has advanced warning systems. It's vital to monitor forecasts during hurricane season.

Weather Overview by Month:

The weather in the Virgin Islands changes quite a bit over the year. We've broken it down month by month to give you a clear picture of humidity, rainfall, and how warm the sea is. This can help you decide the best time to visit or what activities to do. Here's a general idea of what the weather's like:

January - March (Dry Season):

April - June (Pre-Hurricane Season):

July - August (Early Hurricane Season):

September - November (Peak Hurricane Season):

December (Transition Month):

Remember, while these details give a general overview, weather can be unpredictable. Always check short-term forecasts closer to your travel dates.

Time_Laps Sunset

Enjoy a stunning time-lapse of a sunset captured from Pelican Peak Villa in Tortola. Video is made in October 2023.

(Video Credits: Scott & Hanna) 

The Current Weather

This is the current weather provided by Meteoblue. Use the menu on the widget to navigate through wind, clouds, rain, sunshine, etc.



Sunshine: Tortola boasts an average of 8 to 9 hours of sunshine daily throughout the year, making sun protection essential no matter when you visit. 

In the Caribbean, that sun is no joke! Here's the quick rundown:

Remember, it's all about balancing fun in the sun with some smart choices!

Hurricane Season:

The hurricane season in the Caribbean typically runs from June 1st to November 30th. While hurricanes are not guaranteed during this period, it's the time of year when they're most likely to occur. If you're considering visiting Tortola during these months: