The weather in The Bahamas is an added treat for travelers. Although the chain is made up of over 700 low-lying islands stretching from just east of Florida down into the Caribbean, most of the islands have very similar climates.

The Bahamas’ temperatures are moderated by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. And because The Bahamas are closer to continental North America – and thus more easily effected by North American cold air systems – they are slightly cooler than other Caribbean islands. Average temperatures in the Bahamas range from 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (27 to 32 degrees Celsius) in the summer to 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius) in the winter.

The northern Bahamian islands can be even a little cooler. Winds across The Bahamas keep vacations cool in the daytime and help lower the temperatures at night. Although The Bahamas is located in the hurricane belt that lies across most of the Caribbean, many storms bypass the island chain and instead circle below it before heading north toward the United States. Of course, the islands are equipped to respond to a storm if one does hit.

The table below contains selected climatological data for The Bahamas as reported at Nassau International Airport. While some islands are dryer than others, the climate throughout The Bahamas is fairly uniform; this table should give you a good idea of what the weather will be like in a given month, and what trends to expect during your vacation.

Month Average Daily High
Average Daily Low
% Days with Rain Average Monthly
January 77.00°F 64.30°F 24.8% 1.59 in
February 77.10°F 64.70°F 26.2% 1.61 in
March 79.00°F 66.30°F 23.2% 1.55 in
April 80.90°F 68.50°F 19.7% 2.26 in
May 84.00°F 72.20°F 32.5% 4.97 in
June 87.10°F 75.60°F 43.2% 7.01 in
July 89.00°F 77.00°F 44.8% 6.00 in
August 89.20°F 77.10°F 50.3% 6.46 in
September 88.30°F 76.20°F 55.1% 7.21 in
October 85.20°F 74.00°F 35.6% 6.56 in
November 81.90°F 70.90°F 25.8% 2.63 in
December 78.30°F 66.40°F 24.1% 1.59 in


Month Average Daily High
Average Daily Low
Days with Precipitation Average Monthly
Precipitation in inch
January 76.00°F 60.00°F 6 1.61 in
February 78.00°F 62.00°F 5 2.24 in
March 80.00°F 65.00°F 6 2.99 in
April 83.00°F 68.00°F 7 3.15 in
May 87.00°F 73.00°F 10 5.35 in
June 89.00°F 76.00°F 13 9.69 in
July 91.00°F 77.00°F 17 6.5 in
August 91.00°F 77.00°F 16 8.5 in
September 89.00°F 76.00°F 18 9.84 in
October 86.00°F 74.00°F 15 6.34 in
November 82.00°F 68.00°F 8 3.27 in
December 78.00°F 63.00°F 7 2.05 in