What’s the weather like in Barbados in October?
The location of Barbados just 13 degrees north of the equator at the meeting point of the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean gives the island a lovely tropical climate. October’s in the wet season, although you’ll still get plenty of hot and sunny weather. Temperatures are high all year round.
Barbados’ rainy season starts towards the end of May and lasts until early December. Despite this there’s still almost as much sun as during the dry season. This is because rain and storms usually come in short sharp bursts, so you’ll get lots of clear days in October. Winds that blow in from the Atlantic will keep you cool and comfortable, while there’s not much difference in weather around the island as it’s relatively flat. Rain’s more likely if you’re in the mountains though, while the north and east Atlantic coast tends to be choppier than the west Caribbean coast.
The average high in Bridgetown’ 30ºC in October, so you’ll be spending most of your time in your bikini or swimming trunks. You won’t need many warm things for the evenings, as temperatures only drop to 23ºC at night. The average sea temperature’s 29ºC, while humidity’s very high. Average rainfall’s 178mm over 15 rainy days, although you can still expect seven hours of sunshine from the 12 hours of daylight each day. UV levels will be extremely high so protect your skin with plenty of sun cream when you’re out in the sun, which sets at around 5.40pm in October.
Things to Do
The hot weather’s great for relaxing on Barbados’ famous beaches. Spend time diving or snorkelling among the wonderful coral reefs, spot some turtles or go on a boat trip. Try water sports or play golf, explore the buzzing capital Bridgetown, and make sure you have a rum punch or two.