When is hurricane season for Bahamas

When is hurricane season for Bahamas

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When is hurricane season in the Bahamas?

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Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th each year. The peak of hurricane season is between August 15th and September 30th.

During this period, there is a greater than average risk of hurricanes striking the Bahamas. However, most storms occur during the summer months.

In fact, the majority of tropical cyclones (storms) that strike the Bahamas occur between May and October.

There are two types of hurricanes: tropical and extratropical. Tropical storms form over warm ocean waters and move westward across the Atlantic Ocean. They usually last only a day or two. Extratropical storms form over cold water and move northward toward Canada. They typically last longer than tropical storms.

Most tropical storms that hit the Bahamas are not strong enough to be classified as hurricanes. Hurricane strength is measured by wind speed. A Category 5 storm has sustained winds of at least 157 mph.

Category 4 storms have winds of at least 120 mph. Category 3 storms have winds of at most 110 mph. Category 2 storms have winds of at most 105 mph.

Only Category 1 and weaker storms are considered hurricanes. These storms have winds of at or below 74 mph.

BEST TIME TO VISIT The Bahamas 

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If you're planning a trip to The Bahamas, here are some things to consider when deciding when to go.

Hurricane Season: June 1st - November 30th

Summer months: July through September

Winter months: December through April

Spring months: May through June

Fall months: October through November

Best Time to Visit: The Bahamas is a tropical paradise, so expect warm weather year-round. However, temperatures drop during the winter months, especially between December and February.

During these colder months, many tourists avoid visiting The Bahamas because of the cold weather. But there are still plenty of activities to keep you busy during this time.

From January through March, you can visit the islands of Grand Bahama and the Great Exuma. These two islands offer beautiful beaches, great diving, snorkelling, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.

In early spring, you can head to the island of Andros, where you can enjoy the white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush greenery.

Andros is home to several resorts, including the famous Coco Cay Resort. This resort offers guests a variety of water sports, including parasailing, kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving, and deep-sea fishing.

You can also visit the island of Eleuthera, which features long stretches of unspoiled beaches, pristine coral reefs, and secluded coves.

The Bahamas Weather in January

The weather in Nassau, Bahamas, in January. Temperatures rarely drop below 72 degrees or climb over 82 degrees Fahrenheit, averaging around 78 degrees Fahrenheit each day. On January 26, the daily average high temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the lowest. Temperatures at night average around 67 degrees Fahrenheit, with readings rarely dropping below 59 degrees or rising over 73 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in February

The weather in the Bahamas, in February. Temperatures rarely drop below 72 degrees or climb above 83 degrees Fahrenheit, averaging around 78 degrees Fahrenheit each day. Temperatures at night average around 67 degrees Fahrenheit, with readings rarely dropping below 59 degrees or rising over 73 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in March

The weather in the Bahamas for the month of March. Temperatures rarely drop below 73 degrees Fahrenheit or go over 85 degrees Fahrenheit, with daily highs gradually rising by 2 degrees Fahrenheit to 81 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature for the day climbs by 2 degrees Fahrenheit, from 67 degrees to 70 degrees, with temperatures surpassing 74 degrees Fahrenheit occurring very infrequently.

The Bahamas Weather in April

The weather in the Bahamas for the month of April. Temperatures rarely drop below 76 degrees Fahrenheit or climb over 87 degrees Fahrenheit, with daily highs increasing by 2 degrees Fahrenheit to 83 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature for the day rises by 2 degrees Fahrenheit, from 70 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, only sometimes dipping below 64 degrees or rising over 76 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in May

The climate in the Bahamas, in May Temperatures rarely drop below 79 degrees Fahrenheit or go over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with daily highs increasing 3 degrees Fahrenheit, from 83 to 86. The average low temperature for the day climbs by 4 degrees Fahrenheit, from 72 degrees to 76 degrees. Temperatures rarely drop below 67 degrees or rise over 79 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in June

The climate in the Bahamas, in June Temperatures rarely drop below 83 degrees Fahrenheit or go above 92 degrees Fahrenheit, with daily highs increasing by 3 degrees Fahrenheit to 89 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature for the day rises by 2 degrees Fahrenheit, from 76 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, only sometimes dipping below 72 degrees or rising over 81 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in July

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The climate in the Bahamas in July The highest temperatures of the day hover around 89 degrees Fahrenheit, and they very infrequently drop below 86 degrees or climb above 92 degrees. Temperatures at night average around 79 degrees Fahrenheit, rarely dropping below 75 degrees or rising over 82 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in August

The weather in the Bahamas, in August. The highest temperatures of the day hover around 89 degrees Fahrenheit, and they very infrequently drop below 86 degrees or climb over 93 degrees. On August 8, the daily average high temperature reaches its greatest point of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures at night average around 79 degrees Fahrenheit, rarely dropping below 75 degrees or rising over 82 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in September

The weather in the Bahamas during September. Temperatures rarely drop below 84 degrees Fahrenheit or climb over 92 degrees Fahrenheit on a daily basis. Temperatures at night average around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, with readings rarely dropping below 74 degrees or rising over 82 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in October

The weather in Nassau, Bahamas, in October. Temperatures rarely drop below 80 degrees Fahrenheit or climb over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with daily highs ranging from 87 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit on average. Temperatures at night drop by 3 degrees Fahrenheit, from 77 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit; they only sometimes drop below 69 degrees or rise over 80 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in November

The weather in Nassau, Bahamas, in November. Temperatures rarely drop below 76 degrees Fahrenheit or climb over 87 degrees Fahrenheit, with daily highs dropping 3 degrees Fahrenheit, from 83 to 80 degrees. Temperatures at night drop by 3 degrees Fahrenheit, from 74 to 71 degrees Fahrenheit, rarely dipping below 64 degrees or rising over 78 degrees.

The Bahamas Weather in December

The weather in Nassau, Bahamas, in December. Temperatures rarely drop below 73 degrees Fahrenheit or go above 84 degrees Fahrenheit, with daily highs dropping by 2 degrees Fahrenheit from 80 degrees to 78 degrees. Temperatures at night drop by 3 degrees Fahrenheit, from 70 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit; they only sometimes drop below 61 degrees Fahrenheit or rise over 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Conclusion

Hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 30th. The peak season is between August 15th and September 30th. This means that during this period, there may be many hurricanes hitting the Bahamas.

 

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