Best time to visit Cayman Islands

The best time to visit the Cayman Islands is from late-November through to mid-April when the temperature averages a balmy 26°C (79°F).

With a pleasant year-round temperature and continuous bright sunshine, the Cayman Islands are considered a year-round holiday destination.


Cayman Islands weather

The Cayman Islands experience a hot, tropical and humid climate year-round, with a dry and relatively cool season from late-November to mid-April, when the northeast trade winds blow, and a muggy, rainy season from May to early-November.

Here are the average temperatures in George Town, the capital.

What is the best month to visit the Cayman Islands?
January, February and March are the best months to visit the Cayman Islands, since this is the coolest and driest time of year, with hot, sunny weather, mainly clear skies and good conditions for swimming.

December and April are also acceptable months.

Which is the hottest month in the Cayman Islands?
The hottest month in the Cayman Islands is usually July, with an average daily high temperature of 32°C (89°F) on average, with very high heat and humidity, and a low of 26°C (79°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-June through September, with an average daily high temperature above 31°C (87°F).

Which is the coldest month in the Cayman Islands?
The coldest month in the Cayman Islands is January, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84°F) and an average low temperature of 23°C (73°F).

The cool season lasts from mid-December to mid-March, with an average daily high temperature below 29°C (84°F).

Which is the sunniest month in the Cayman Islands?
The sunniest month of the year in the Cayman Islands is usually April, with 10 hours of bright sunshine per day: that's an average of 77% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in the Cayman Islands?
The Cayman Islands experiences little seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 76% – 80% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in the Cayman Islands?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature.

The average annual dew point in the Cayman Islands is 24°C (75°F), and varies over the course of the year from humid at 22°C (71°F) to excessively humid and uncomfortable at 26°C (79°F).   

The more humid time of year in the Cayman Islands lasts from mid-March through December, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 90% of the time.

The months with the most muggy days in the Cayman Islands are May through December, when almost every day in each month is muggy or worse.

The month with the least number of muggy days is February, with around 26 days that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in the Cayman Islands?
The sea is usually at its warmest in the Cayman Islands in August when the water temperature reaches 30°C (86°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The sea water is warm enough for swimming year-round in the Cayman Islands.

Which month has the most rain in the Cayman Islands?
October is usually the wettest month in the Cayman Islands with 150mm (6in) of monthly rainfall, distributed across 11 days on average.

The wet, summer season lasts from mid-May to mid-November, with a greater than 21% chance of any given day being a wet day. Rainfall is often limited to periodic showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

The drier season lasts from mid-November through to mid-May

Which is the windiest month in the Cayman Islands?
The windiest month of the year in the Cayman Islands is December, with an average hourly wind speed of 25 kilometres per hour (12 knots; 14mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from mid-October through to late-March, with average wind speeds of more than 21 kilometres per hour (11 knots; 13mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from late-March through to mid-October. The calmest month of the year in the Cayman Islands is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 17 kilometres per hour (9 knots; 11mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in the Cayman Islands is from the east throughout the year.

Is there a risk of a tropical storm in the Cayman Islands?
The likelihood of a tropical storm in the Cayman Islands is greatest during the wet season with a risk of around 3% in August and September.

Although hurricanes are infrequent around the Cayman Islands, June through November marks the official Atlantic hurricane season.


Cayman Islands Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
29 29 29 30 31 32 32 32 32 32 30 29
Average low temperature (°C)
23 23 23 25 25 26 26 26 26 25 24 24
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
8 8 9 10 9 8 9 8 8 8 7 7
Average daily daylight (hrs)
11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort level – heat
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Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
28 26 29 29 30 30 31 31 30 31 29 29
Average dew point temperature (°C)
22 22 22 23 24 25 25 26 25 25 24 23
Average relative humidity (%)
78 77 76 76 77 78 77 78 79 80 79 78
UV Index (max)
8 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 7
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
2 2 1 1 6 8 6 7 10 11 7 4
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
32 18 16 22 80 105 88 90 114 150 94 46
Average wind speed (km/h)
24 23 22 20 20 20 19 18 17 20 24 25
Average sea temperature (°C)
27 27 27 27 28 29 29 30 30 29 28 28
George Town, Grand Cayman

Holiday seasons

High season: Mid-December to mid-April

Low season: From May to November, with discounts of up to 50 per cent; however while hotels are open during this period, many restaurants and bars close for the season.


Source: Meteorological data for the Cayman Islands is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1992 to 2021 from the closest weather station: Owen Roberts International Airport, (GCM), located 2km northeast of the capital, George Town. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.


Latest update: Best time to visit the Cayman Islands: 16 May, 2024


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.



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