What’s the weather like in Barbados in July?
Barbados is just 13 degrees north of the equator where the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean meet. This means the island has hot tropical weather to match its exotic setting, with high temperatures all year round. July’s in the wet season, which begins in late May. You can still expect plenty of sun though, as rain’s usually in short and sharp bursts and usually falls more in the hills. Trade winds will help to keep you cool, while the weather’s similar around the island as it’s relatively flat. If you like to swim in the sea, the north and east Atlantic coastlines tend to be rougher than the west Caribbean coast.
The average high in Bridgetown during July’s 30ºC, which drops to 23ºC at night. You won’t need anything warmer than shorts and t-shirts, although you might want to bring a waterproof jacket as there’s 135mm of rain over 18 days. You can still expect eight hours of sunshine from the 13 hours of daylight though. The sea temperature’s 28ºC, which is lovely for swimming, while humidity’s very high. UV levels will be extremely high so look after your skin in the sun, which goes down just before 6.30pm.