Basseterre weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Basseterre

The best time to visit in Basseterre in Saint Kitts and Nevis is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Basseterre is 29°C in August and the lowest is 26°C in January. The water temperature is around 28°C.

Basseterre has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Basseterre or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Basseterre by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 28 27
Water temp. (°C) 27 27 27 27 28 29 29 29 29 29 28 28
Precipitation (mm) 11 12 15 18 37 17 22 36 46 45 43 21

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14 day weather forecast Basseterre

The weather for in Basseterre will be around 28° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 28 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 3
Friday 29 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 1.7 mm 35% 5 m/s 8
Saturday 30 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 0.6 mm 15% 5 m/s 8
Sunday 31 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 1.9 mm 40% 7 m/s 8
Monday 1 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 0.8 mm 20% 7 m/s 7
Tuesday 2 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 4.2 mm 60% 7 m/s 2
Wednesday 3 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 1.5 mm 35% 6 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 4 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 2.9 mm 50% 6 m/s 7
Friday 5 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
29° 0.6 mm 15% 7 m/s 7
Saturday 6 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 0.1 mm 20% 8 m/s 2
Sunday 7 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 0.1 mm 20% 7 m/s 5
Monday 8 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 0.3 mm 10% 7 m/s 4
Tuesday 9 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 0.3 mm 10% 5 m/s 5
Wednesday 10 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 1.9 mm 40% 4 m/s 5

Climate Basseterre

Basseterre has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Basseterre is 27° degrees and there is about 323 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 123 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Basseterre

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 28 27
Night temp. (°C) 26 25 25 26 27 28 28 28 28 28 27 26
Water temp. (°C) 27 27 27 27 28 29 29 29 29 29 28 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 11 12 15 18 37 17 22 36 46 45 43 21
Days with rain 12 11 14 14 18 11 14 16 18 18 17 16
Dry days 19 17 17 16 13 19 17 15 12 13 13 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 7 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Basseterre weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Basseterre? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Basseterre?

Basseterre is located in Saint Kitts and Nevis. It lies in a straight line at 10,287 km from Cape Town.

The coordinates of Basseterre are:

  • Latitude: 17.3
  • Longitude: -62.716667

The GPS coordinates are 17° 18' N, 62° 43' W

How long is the flight to Basseterre?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Basseterre is approximately 13 hours.

What are the nearest airports to Basseterre?

These are the airports closests to Basseterre:

  • Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (1 km) – Basseterre
  • Vance W. Amory International Airport (17 km) – Charlestown
  • Gustaf III Airport (69 km) – Gustavia

How many inhabitants are there in Basseterre?

Basseterre has approximately 21,887 inhabitants.

How big is Basseterre?

The area of Basseterre is around 475 km².

What is the currency of Basseterre?

In Basseterre the East Caribbean dollar (XCD) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 October 2021

  • 1 East Caribbean dollar = 0.18 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 5.71 East Caribbean dollar
  • 10 East Caribbean dollar = 1.75 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 57.07 East Caribbean dollar
  • 100 East Caribbean dollar = 17.52 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 570.69 East Caribbean dollar

What is the area code of Basseterre?

The area code to call Basseterre is +1809.