27 to 29°C
3379 hours
sunshine per day
566 mm
160 days
205 days
0 days

Climate of Bonaire

Bonaire, a pearl in the Caribbean, is known for its breathtaking nature, crystal clear waters and especially its unique climate. This Dutch island enjoys a tropical savanna climate, making it an ideal destination for both adventurers and those seeking tranquility. With an average annual temperature of 28°C and an average humidity of 80%, Bonaire offers a warm but pleasant environment for its visitors.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 27°C and 29°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 26°C and 29°C
  • Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 27°C and 31°C
  • Rain: it rains 205 days and there is a total of approximately 566 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3379 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 27°C and 29°C
Warmest month: 29°C in August
Coldest month: 27°C in January
Night temperature: between 26°C and 29°C
Sea temperature: between 27°C and 31°C
Dry days: 160 days
Days with rain: 205 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 566 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3379 hours

With its consistently warm weather, abundant sunshine and cooling breezes, Bonaire is an idyllic destination for anyone looking for a tropical getaway.

Bonaire's climate: a tropical paradise

Bonaire experiences fairly consistent temperatures year-round, with daily highs around 30-32 degrees Celsius, reaching early in the day. Once evening falls, it cools down to a comfortable 23 to 25 degrees Celsius. These stable temperatures are made possible in part by the Caribbean Sea and east trade winds, which allow little variation in temperatures. In the winter months, these elements provide a pleasant warming to the island, while in the summer, the wind provides a cooling effect over the relatively cooler sea.

Precipitation and sunshine

Although Bonaire has a dry climate, with about 350 to 450 millimeters of precipitation annually, there are significant differences in precipitation patterns, mainly due to climate change. Most rain falls in the last quarter of the year, with October, November and December accounting for about half of the total annual precipitation. The period from February to June is the driest, averaging less than 20 mm of rain per month. Bonaire also enjoys an abundance of sunshine, with an average of 2,800 to 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, making it one of the sunniest places in the world.

The best travel time: when to visit Bonaire

Given its climate and weather conditions, Bonaire is a fantastic destination year-round. However, for those looking for the ideal travel time, the months of February through April are particularly recommended. During this period, the weather is perfect for diving, snorkeling or simply enjoying the beaches. Temperatures are pleasant and the chance of precipitation is minimal. In addition, the constant easterly wind provides a refreshing breeze during the hottest hours of the day.

Nature and activities: discover the underwater world

Bonaire is known not only for its pleasant climate, but also as a top destination for divers and snorkelers. The sea water temperature, which rarely drops below 25 degrees Celsius, provides ideal conditions for a rich underwater world. The island attracts many enthusiasts of these sports every year, thanks to its beautiful coral reefs and diverse marine life. In addition, Bonaire offers numerous other activities, from windsurfing in Lac Bay to hiking in the Washington Slagbaai National Park.

Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Bonaire.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Bonaire.

Climate table of Bonaire

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Bonaire. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Bonaire might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 80 80 80 81 82 82 82 83 84 84 83 82
Night temp. (°F) 80 79 79 80 81 82 82 83 84 83 83 81
Water temp. (°F) 81 82 81 82 83 83 83 85 87 85 84 82
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 11 6 6 8 11 11 17 19 24 36 46 26
Days with rain 18 12 14 11 12 12 18 19 19 23 25 22
Dry days 13 16 17 19 19 18 13 12 11 8 5 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 5
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Best time to visit Bonaire

The best time to visit Bonaire is January through October and December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. On the island of Bonaire, the warmest month is September with 84°F and the coldest is January with 80°F. The maximum water temperature is 87°F and the lowest water temperature is 81°F.

Climate of Bonaire by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Bonaire? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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