Climate zone: tropics
With a yearly average of 30 °C the climate in Puerto Rico ist warm, but has only a few really tropical and sticky months. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from February to March. Most precipitation decrease in December.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Puerto Rico
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Long-term development of temperatures from 1997 - 2019
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 1997 to 2019 there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (San Juanort). 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 2012 with 29.8 °C. 1997 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 23.9 °C.
The average annual temperature was about 26.9 °C in the years after 1997 and about 27.5 °C in the last years before 2019. It has therefore increased only slightly by about 0.6 °C over the past 23 years. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations in Puerto Rico. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming
has been provided separately.
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.