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Guadeloupe Weather

What's the weather like in Guadeloupe?

10 janvier 2020

Guadeloupe is still a must see destination for tourists who yearn to discover a different culture on a tropical island. If you want to spend Christmas or a short stay in December find out everything you need to know about the weather in Guadeloupe. 

The weather in Basse-Terre 

If you are ready to go on an adventure discovering the wetlands of this tropical zone, December is an ideal month for an unforgettable stay in Guadeloupe. While there will be snow in France in Guadeloupe the rain showers will be to a minimum compared to the early parts of the year. The atmosphere is humid during this time which will allow for clear skies. 

The weather in Pointe-a-Pitre and the islands of les Saintes

In December, Pointe-a-Pitre also has limited rain showers during this time.  In the morning time it tends to rain heavily and tapering off by the afternoon. Normally the sky is bright and blue. Spending your vacation time in Pointre-a-Pitre during christmas time will be worth your while. On the other hand, if you wish to discover the assets of the islands of Les Saintes, December is not the ideal time. Indeed it is an area conducive to humidity throughout the year and especially during the christmas period. The only time the sky is clear is during the middle of the year. Although the sun may be present there will still be showers present. 

The weather in the cities of Guadeloupe

Whatever the reason for your trip to Guadeloupe do not wear clothes that are too restrictive. The climate is generally hot with temperatures fluctuating between 28°C/82.4 F° to 30°C/86F°. Temperatures usually average about 29°C/84.2F°. December is quite a pleasant month to spend one’s vacation time throughout the archipelago. The minimum temperature in Basse-Terre is usually around 27°C/80.6°F which happens to correspond to the average ocean temperature. In general, the average rain showers last about 20 days with a humidity percentage of 77%. The minimum temperature in Pointre-a-Pitre is 26°C/78.8°F and the surrounding sea temperature averages about 27°C/80.6°F. 

Guadeloupe in December 

No matter what, you will never regret a trip to Guadeloupe because it has no shortage of surprises to offer, whether that be the beauty of the landscape or the memorable national events such as : Vendors Festival of Abymes, the feast of Immaculate Conception, Patronal Feast of Saint Nicolas, music festivals amongst others etc. For Christmas eve, you’ll have the opportunity to savor various creole cuisines at the restaurant of your choice. At the end of the year you will be enchanted by the warmness of hospitality of the locals and encompassed by the fireworks and light shows of the big cities.