Weather

Bequia’s tropical climate creates the ideal year-round destination. With its warm, sunny “winters”, and warmer summer months featuring a mixture of cooling showers, sunshine and light breezes Bequia is the perfect setting for your next vacation or holiday no matter what time of year it is.


Temperatures

Over the year, the temperature varies only a few degrees, with occasional lows of 23°C / 70°F and highs of 32°C / 92°F. Generally, the weather is reliably warm all year round: it’s in the 26-28°C / 78-82°F range almost all the time.

November to February is comparatively cool months, with March to October being the warmest. On the coast, average daytime temperatures tend to be one or two degrees warmer than inland, with the nights being a degree or so cooler. The tropical trade winds always guarantee a pleasant breeze to ensure that your vacation in this paradise will be an enjoyable one.

The tables below display average monthly climate indicators in St. Vincent’s capital, Kingstown, based on 8 years of weather readings. St. Vincent is 9 miles from Bequia. Please remember that a “rainy day” for record-keeping purposes during the dry season might be just a passing shower lasting a few minutes.


Centigrade

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temp: 26 26 26 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 27
Average Max Temp: 28 28 28 30 30 30 30 31 31 30 30 30
Average Min Temp: 23 23 23 24 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24
Average Rainy Days: 11 7 6 5 5 8 11 8 9 12 9 7

Fahrenheit

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temp: 80 80 80 82 83 83 83 84 84 83 83 82
Average Max Temp: 84 84 84 86 87 86 87 88 88 87 87 86
Average Min Temp: 75 75 75 76 78 77 77 77 78 77 77 76
Average Rainy Days: 11 7 6 5 5 8 11 8 9 12 9 7

Rainy & Dry Seasons

Despite its ancient name of “The Island of Clouds”, Bequia’s hills are much lower than the peaks of St. Vincent, so they do not receive as many rain showers. The average rainfall is about 75mm per month, but this usually falls in short-lived thundery showers in the late afternoon or evening. There is seldom a full day of rain.

Each month, 22 or 23 dry days are typical. Nine or ten hours of brilliant sunshine per day can be expected. Although May sees the commencement of the official rainy season, amounts are small compared with those found in other tropical areas of the world. The dry season runs from approximately January to May and the “rainy” season from May through December, with July being the wettest.


Hurricanes & Earthquakes

Bequia is far south in the hurricane belt and although tropical storms will occasionally approach in the peak months of August to October, most disturbances either pass well to the north or dissipate before they reach the Grenadines chain. Check out the Caribbean Hurricane Network for a review of hurricane history in the Grenadines.

Significant earthquakes are relatively rare, despite that fact that the entire Caribbean chain of islands lie in the vicinity of a fault line and are primarily of volcanic origin. Of all the Leeward Islands, Barbados and the Grenadines are historically the least likely to suffer the effects of an earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey website has a wealth of information pertaining to earthquakes in the Caribbean.