What’s the weather like in Barbados in September?
Barbados is at the meeting point of the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, and has hot tropical weather. It’s just 13 degrees north of the equator, so there’s high temperatures all year round. Although September’s in the wet season, you’ll still get lots of warm and sunny weather at this time.
Barbados’ wet season starts towards the end of May and lasts until early December, although there’s similar daily sunshine hours to the dry season. Rains and storms usually come in short and heavy bursts, meaning there’s plenty of long, clear days in September. Trade winds that blow in from the Atlantic Ocean will keep you cool, while there’s not much difference in weather around the island as it’s relatively flat. There’s more rain in the hills though, and the north and east Atlantic coasts are usually a bit rougher than the west Caribbean coast.
You can look forward to an average high of 30ºC in Bridgetown during September, and things stay nice and warm in the evenings. You won’t need much more than your shorts and t-shirts as temperatures only drop to 23ºC at night. At 29ºC, the sea’s also nice and warm, while humidity’s very high. Average rainfall’s 159mm over 15 rainy days, although you can still expect eight hours of sunshine from the 12 hours of daylight each day. Be careful in the sun and use sun cream as UV levels will be extremely high. The sun will go down at around 6pm.
Things to Do
The warm weather’s great for relaxing on Barbados’ pristine beaches, which are famous for their beauty. The island’s surrounded by lots of coral reefs, so it’s perfect for diving and snorkelling. Boat trips, turtle spotting, water sports, golf, and buzzing capital Bridgetown are all top attractions.