Tobago enjoys a tropical climate and is sunny all year round. The average daytime temperature is 29°C (83°F) and maximums in the low to mid 30s. The water temperature is a few degrees lower. Trade Winds blow consistently, cooling the island, especially on the higher ground. In the ‘summer’ months, especially in the low-lying areas, the winds are lighter on average and the cooling effect of the breeze is somehwat diminished. It feels hot and humid! Tobago has two seasons. The Dry Season between December and May, and the Wet Season (known as the Hurricane Season) between June and November.
Tobago is in the tropics and hence gets a healthy amount of rain, often in short, half-hour cloudbursts. It’s wetter between June and November than the rest of the year and yet it’s also imporatnt to note that Tobago is outside the main hurricane belt (hurricanes do not form at latitudes lower than 10 degrees north or 10 degrees south) and has fewer autumn storms than many of the more northerly islands. Prior to Hurricane Flora in 1963, Tobago hadn’t experienced a hurricane for a hundred years. Hurricane Ivan, in 2004, uprooted a few trees but caused no major structural damage on the island. All the Caribbean islands to the north of Tobago have regular storms and hurricanes.