What’s the weather like in the Caribbean in January?
With 28 island nations, the Caribbean is a diverse and beautiful region of the world with a consistent, tropical climate. Although January is the coldest month in the Caribbean, you’ll still experience beautifully warm temperatures, with hot days and slightly cooler nights. To the north of the region including the Bahamas, temperatures are the coolest, while the weather gradually gets hotter as you travel south towards Barbados. The new year also marks the start of the dry season, so it’s unlikely you’ll see much rain during your holiday.
In the warmer southern islands including St Lucia and Tobago, the average daytime temperature hovers around 29°C, with a slight dip during the night to 21°C. In the northern islands of the Bahamas and Bermuda, the average high during January is a cooler 20°C, while highs in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are 26°C on average. In the north there are around five hours of sunshine during January, while this increases to eight hours in the south. Wherever you go in the Caribbean through January, UV levels will be high so make sure you take a high factor sun cream.