Trinidad and Tobago are the southernmost islands in the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad is just northeast of the South American country of Venezuela. Tobago is a much smaller island northeast of Trinidad. Trinidad and Tobago are not as heavily dependent on the tourism industry, but remain a popular destination, especially for European travelers. There is very little risk from tropical cyclones during the hurricane season.
Trinidad and Tobago average about 80 inches of rain per year. This totals can vary considerably with higher amounts of up to 150 inches in the northern range of Trinidad. The wet season begins in May and continues through December. Eight to ten inches of rain is common to fall during these months. Most of the time the rain falls in short heavy bursts. The dry season runs from January through April. Generally only about 1 ½” to 2 ½” of rain falls each month.
Temperatures on Trinidad and Tobago only vary slightly being in the deep tropics. Daytime highs range from the mid 80’s in the winter to upper 80’s the rest of the year. Morning low temperatures vary in a similar fashion with lows in the low 70’s during the winter and mid 70’s during the rest of the year. Record lows only drop to the low 60’s in the winter. Record highs are in the low to mid 90’s during most of the year.
Travel Weather Summary
Travelers visiting Trinidad and Tobago can find beautiful beaches, fine diving reefs and eco tourism. Both islands have a wet season that lasts about 2/3rd of the year. Visitors wanting to minimize their chances of seeing rain should travel during the late winter and early spring. The driest month on average is March. Trinidad and Tobago are south of the main hurricane belt and direct effects of tropical cyclones are rare. Travelers will still want to stay informed on tropical weather information while visiting the islands.