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What is the climate like in Bonaire?

The climate of Bonaire has an average yearly temperature of 32°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 30°C and rise to 33°C.

Annually, about 361 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Bonaire.

The best time to visit Bonaire is January until July and October until December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Bonaire.

Temperature 30 to 33°C
Rain 361 mm

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The climate of Bonaire

Climate table Bonaire

The climate table for Bonaire shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 30 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 32 31 31
Nighttime temperature (°C) 25 25 26 26 27 27 27 28 28 28 27 26
Rainfall (mm) 28 23 25 5,2 1,6 8,3 27 19 28 51 88 56
UV Index 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes

Temperature by month in Bonaire

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Bonaire

Temperature by month in Bonaire

Rainfall by month in Bonaire

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Bonaire.

Rainfall by month in Bonaire

UV index by month in Bonaire

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Bonaire.

UV index by month in Bonaire

Yearly temperature in Bonaire

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Bonaire, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Bonaire

Yearly total rainfall in Bonaire

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Bonaire.

Rainfall per year in Bonaire

More climate information about 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.

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.

Weather experiences in Bonaire

The weather in Bonaire is rated an average of 4,4 out of 5 stars by 14 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

There were brief showers, but they brought some welcome relief. In short, a pleasant climate for a summer vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

It rained occasionally throughout the day, but did not last long. It was mostly sunny, ideal for a variety of water activities.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Although hot, it was far from unbearable and a great place to enjoy the winter sun. There were occasional showers, but mostly clear and sunny.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

There was lots of sunshine, but also some rain, which was refreshing. Overall, tasty.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Days of sudden rain fell, disrupting some plans. All in all, I still had a great time.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Sunny and warm, no unexpected rain. The constant temperature and refreshing breeze were perfect.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

The sun shone constantly and the temperature was a pleasant 30 degrees. An occasional rain shower provided some refreshment. An ideal place to relax!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Occasional rain. And plenty of sunshine. Great climate. Will definitely go back.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

There were a few small showers, but that added to the experience.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

January in Bonaire is a dream. Blistering hot with a cooling breeze. Perfect weather for exploring the beautiful reefs and exotic fish. Radiant sunshine every day.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

After the cold winter weather of the Netherlands, it was hard to get used to Bonaire, but once my body figured out what was going on and it was warm every day, I enjoyed the beautiful island and the wonderful climate.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

In 2022 there was a storm but then it started getting super nice weather every day— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Not too hot. An occasional rain shower but that doesn't bother with these temperatures— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Lovely temperature, not humid, little breeze to cool down, and no rain the whole time we were there.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Bonaire by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Bonaire and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Bonaire, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.