27 to 32°C
3375 hours
sunshine per day
597 mm
155 days
210 days
0 days

Climate of Curaçao

The climate in Curaçao is one you can enjoy year-round. In fact, the Caribbean island is located in the tropics, which means you can count on warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine no matter when you go there.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 27°C and 32°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 26°C and 29°C
  • Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 27°C and 30°C
  • Rain: it rains 210 days and there is a total of approximately 597 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3375 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 27°C and 32°C
Warmest month: 32°C in September
Coldest month: 27°C in January
Night temperature: between 26°C and 29°C
Sea temperature: between 27°C and 30°C
Dry days: 155 days
Days with rain: 210 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 597 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3375 hours

The warm and humid climate of Curaçao stems from the island's tropical location just below the equator. Its proximity to the ocean also affects humidity and can cause some rainfall, especially in the summer. In addition, Curaçao has a constant trade wind that provides cooling, making it pleasant to stay on the island regardless of the season.


In the summer, from June through August, Curaçao is hot and humid. Average daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius and there is little to no precipitation. This is a popular time to go to the island, so if you go during this period, make sure you book your accommodations early.


In autumn, from September through November, Curaçao is still warm, but slightly cooler and drier. Average daytime temperatures drop to about 28 degrees Celsius and humidity decreases. This is a good time to go if you like milder weather and less chance of rain.


In winter, from December through February, Curaçao is still warm, with average daytime temperatures around 27 degrees Celsius. There may be a slight chance of rain, but generally it is dry and sunny. This is a great time to go to the island if you want to relax on the beach and enjoy the warm weather.


In spring, from March through May, Curaçao is warm and humid. Average daytime temperatures rise again to about 30 degrees Celsius and some rainfall may occur. This is a good time to go if you are flexible and open to what the weather has to offer.

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Curaçao.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Curaçao.

Climate table of Curaçao

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Curaçao. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Curaçao might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 27 27 27 27 28 29 30 31 32 30 29 28
Night temp. (°C) 26 26 26 27 27 28 28 28 29 28 28 27
Water temp. (°C) 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 29 30 30 29 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 68 29 15 20 22 24 29 30 52 98 116 94
Days with rain 18 15 15 11 13 13 19 17 18 23 25 23
Dry days 13 13 16 19 18 17 12 14 12 8 5 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Best time to visit Curaçao

If you are planning to travel to Curaçao, it is important to know when the best time to travel is. Curaçao has a tropical climate with warm temperatures all year round, so you can actually go there anytime. But if you are looking for the ideal travel time, it is wise to choose the dry and sunny period between December and April.

During this period you can enjoy pleasant temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, and there is little chance of rain. The sea is also pleasantly warm, so it is a perfect time to enjoy Curaçao's beautiful beach and underwater world.

However, there are also some drawbacks to traveling during this period. For one, it is the high season, so hotels and resorts are often fully booked and prices are higher than normal. If you don't want your vacation budget to be too affected, it might be better to choose another time of year to travel to Curaçao.

Between June and November it can also be nice to go to Curaçao, although the chances of rain and thunderstorms are slightly higher then. But on the other hand, the temperatures are a bit more pleasant and the hotels and resorts are cheaper. So if you don't like the heat much and you want a cheap vacation, this might be the best travel time for you.

Climate of Curaçao by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Curaçao? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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