Yachting season and weather in the Bahamas
There is no best time to travel to the Bahamas. With a tropical climate and good weather, the tourist season on the island lasts all year round.
Summer begins in May and brings with it warm, humid tropical masses and high Bahamas water temperature. During this period, there is a lot of rainfall and hurricanes are possible.
In winter, sometimes a cold, windy front comes, but the average air temperature ranges from + 22 ° to + 36 ° C. The beginning of the yachting season in the Bahamas — December.
The tides' amplitude on the islands is up to 1 meter, but navigation is quite tricky due to the massive shallow water and reefs. Every yacht offered for charter on the islands has an ebb and flow chart to keep you informed of convenience conditions. You can see Bahamas travel guide on Sailica.
Water temperature in sailing season
Air temperature in sailing season
Wind speed in sailing season
9 - 11 knots
Weather forecast for yachting in the Bahamas
Be sure to check the synoptic situation in the Bahamas before sailing. Summertime is the season of rains and hurricanes. But don't be alarmed — storms are rare and weather services always report them in advance.
For information about weather conditions, use the following services:
The Bahamas — an online resource for information about weather and tradewinds in the Bahamas. There is also a planner for tourists, which displays the weather for the selected month.
Whether — a site with accurate synoptic data.
Windfinder — a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.