Aruba weather is so good that almost anytime of year is a good time to go to this southern Caribbean island.
Many vacationers try to avoid the Caribbean’s annual hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. The island of Aruba, located 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela, is located just south of the hurricane belt. That means the island escapes most — but not all — of the worst weather.
It is one of the reasons why the island has one of the highest average return visits among the top Caribbean destinations — along with its beautiful beaches, fine dining and numerous snorkeling and scuba diving spots.
The average monthly high temperature is nearly 89 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Meteorological Service of Netherland Antilles and Aruba. That makes Aruba one of the warmest destinations in the Caribbean. The average monthly low temperature is 78 degrees.
Rainfall is exceptionally low on Aruba — only 16 inches in total for the year and less than 1.4 inches per month. A large part of that rain is in the fall.
Caribbean weather is known for its warmth, but the island is warmer than most because of its closer location to the equator than most of the islands. That warmth is one reason why the island has a high number of visitors during the winter months of December through February.
Aruba weather in August and September delivers average high monthly temperatures above 90 degrees. It drops only to 86 degrees in January and February.
Rain totals about 2.5 inches in October and December and exceeds three inches in November. But the average rain is still well below most other Caribbean destinations, some of which receive as much as 10 inches a month in September and October.
Anyone wanting to get ideal conditions will find that Aruba weather in January through July will provide the best odds for a comfortable visit. The higher temperatures in August and September will make shopping, hiking and other outdoor activities more uncomfortable.
Weather in October, November and December is less than ideal because of higher rainfall and the rare possibility of a hurricane or tropical storm. But the risk of a hurricane is low enough and the rainfall is moderate enough compared to the rest of the Caribbean that vacationers will still face favorable odds with the weather.
The best time to go ranges from late winter though late summer.