Bonaire Travel, Hotels & Lodging Guide

Bonaire Weather & Climate - Temperature Averages

Bonaire is blessed with one of the gentlest climates in the Caribbean, with very little rainfall (less than 22 inches annually) and a prevailing easterly trade wind that provides a constistent 15 mph (= 25 Kmh) breeze. This trade wind is also one of the coral reefs best friends and a major reason these reefs are among the most prolific in the world. When the wind blows constinuously from the same direction, one side of the island has "rough" water conditions (the windward side), the other side (the leeside) is almost always clam. Since Bonaire lies at a 90 degree angle to its trade winds, the island's western side (where you'll find all of the snorkeling operations) is always calm and protected.
Not only does this provide perfect snorkeling conditions about 99% (no exaggeration) of the time, it also alows corals to grow prolifically in shallow water (rough water tends to knock some of the corals over, preventing them from attaining full growth). The low rainfall on Bonaire is also a blessing, since fresh water from rivers (there are no rivers on Bonaire) and rain runoff are enemies of the coral reef. Freshwater runoff almost contains sediments, which can harm the coral by literally smothering it.

There is also a 5-Day forecast available HERE

Weather can't be forecast more than a week or so in advance, but weather averages are good indicators of what to expect any month.
Bonaire's Climate
 
Temperature Table
Average
high
Average
low
Warmest
ever
Coldest
ever
Average
dew point
Average
precipitation
Month F C F C F C F C F C
January 84 28,9 76 24,4 89 31,2 70 21,1 72 22,2 2.1
February 85 29,4 76 24,4 95 35 68 20 72 22,2 1.1
March 86 30 77 25 90 32,2 70 21,1 72 22,2 0.7
April 87 30,6 78 25,6 93 33,9 72 22,2 74 23,3 0.9
May 88 31,1 79 26,1 95 35 72 22,2 75 23,8 0.8
June 88 31,1 80 26,7 100 37,8 68 20 75 23,8 0.8
July 89 31,7 79 26,1 102 38,9 68 20 75 23,9 1.3
August 89 31,7 80 26,7 99 37,2 68 20 75 23,8 1.7
September 89 31,7 80 26,7 100 37,8 72 22,2 76 24,4 1.7
October 88 31,1 79 26,1 97 36,1 73 22,8 76 24,4 3.2
November 87 30,6 79 26,1 96 35,6 68 20 75 23,9 3.6
December 85 29,4 77 25 91 32,8 68 20 73 22,8 3.7


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