we have visited the island about 4 times but have always been there in the fall, oct and later. we are arriving in may this year and was wondering from past travelers what the weather is normally like and can we count on the trade winds to keep us comfortable during that time?
Tradewinds will be fine.we have visited the island about 4 times but have always been there in the fall, oct and later. we are arriving in may this year and was wondering from past travelers what the weather is normally like and can we count on the trade winds to keep us comfortable during that time?
Average high temperature 89 F.
Average low temperature 79 F.
Average temperature 83 F.
Average water temperature 81 F.
Average wind speed 19 mph
Average maximum wind speed 35 mph
Average rainfall .54 inches (16.1 inches annual)
The fall months September and on tend to have lighter tradewinds, 13 - 15 mph.
We just got home from Aruba on Monday. We had a lot of showers and some days were more windy than normal, causing some large waves at Eagle Beach and a lot of white caps. There was early morning rain most mornings, but we had a few downpours several afternoons, that lasted for quite a while. Our last day was last Sunday, and that was a complete wash out. There were some very heavy downpours, mixed in with steady light rain. On most days, the sun would shine brightly after the showers.
no trying to figure out mother nature is there??
weather changes.......that being said from sept 2010 til present, aruba has seen more than its fair share of rain.
don't sweat it.
we were in aruba in december and had 1 or 2 rain out days out of 15 days.
there were days without a hint of a breeze.
my husband & I went our first time this past december. we panicked because reading about the rain. it rained one day for about 3 hours and the next afternoon and that was it. we were there 10 days, it was gorgeous. we only didn't go to the beach one day. we have booked our 2nd trip for this december again. except this time we are going for two weeks. don't worry about it. we loved it so much we are going back again. we're hooked.
when i said don't sweat it, i should have said don't worry about it.
unsure if we will be there in dec.
depends on what my son and dil are planning for christmas.......if they are with her family, then we probably will try to plan a 2 week stay but leave before christmas. my guess at this point is december is doubtful :-(
QUOTE=KATH2ME;198934]Gaby, when are you going in Dec ? Where do you stay ( hotel ) Thanks so much, I feel better.
Andrea, will try not to sweat it, thanks , will you be there this Dec ?[/QUOTE]