The climate in Guadeloupe

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 2 measuring stations in Guadeloupe.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

High humidity in Guadeloupe and high temperatures are causing a pleasant weather at times, but also and partly tropical hot and humid. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 27 degrees. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from March to April. Most precipitation decrease in October.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Guadeloupe

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Guadeloupe
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Guadeloupe
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Guadeloupe
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Guadeloupe
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Guadeloupe
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Guadeloupe

Temperature records of the last 63 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1958 to June 2021 was reported by the Le Raizet Aero weather station. In July 2001 the record temperature of 34.2 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September was recorded in 1998 with an average temperature of 28.5 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.4 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 32.3 °C.

The coldest day in these 63 years was reported by the weather station Le Raizet Aero. Here the temperature dropped to 15.6 °C in February 2000. Le Raizet Aero lies at an altitude of 8 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1968 with an average temperature of 23.1 °C. In Guadeloupe, it is usual to have about 1.4 degrees more at 24.5 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in September 1958. With 20.0 mm per day, the Le Raizet Aero weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 63 years.

Long-term development of temperatures from 1991 - 2020

In contrast to single record values, a long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. A simply calculated average value would give a falsified result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would already decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and falsifies the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 1 measuring points in order to have actually comparable data over as long a period as possible.

In the years 1991 to 2020 there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Le Raizet Aero). From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was 1998 with 28.7 °C. 2008 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 23.7 °C.

The average annual temperature was about 26.4 °C in the years after 1991 and about 26.3 °C in the last years before 2020. So it has hardly changed at all in the past 30 years. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations in Guadeloupe. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming has been provided separately.

Long-term development of temperatures in Guadeloupe

More detailed information on global warming with a view by continent can also be found on our topic page on climate change. Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.