Climate zone: tropics
High humidity in Trinidad and Tobago 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 28 degrees. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from February to May. Most precipitation decrease from June to December.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Trinidad and Tobago
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 47 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1969 to November 2016 was reported by the Crown Tobago weather station. In November 2016 the record temperature of 32.4 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September was recorded in 1998 with an average temperature of 28.3 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.6 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 31.7 °C.
The coldest day in these 47 years was reported by the weather station Crown Tobago. Here the temperature dropped to 21.4 °C in February 1999. Crown Tobago lies at an altitude of 6 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1983 with an average temperature of 25.9 °C. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is usual to have about 0.8 degrees more at 26.6 °C for this three-month period.
Long-term development of temperatures from 1990 - 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 1990 to 2019 there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Piarco Intern). 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 2010 with 28.9 °C. 1992 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 24.8 °C.
The average annual temperature was about 26.4 °C in the years after 1990 and about 27.1 °C in the last years before 2019. It has therefore increased only slightly by about 0.7 °C over the past 30 years. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations in Trinidad and Tobago. 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.