Aromatherapie En Martinique

Beautiful but wet — very wet. That’s Martinique weather in brief.

The heavy year-round rainfall makes the island as lush and tropical as any in the Caribbean. It doesn’t stop vacationers from coming for long-term stays. Eighty four percent of the island’s visitors are stopover vacationers versus 16 percent via cruise.

This overseas region of France draws people for its natural beauty, distinct culture, lovely beaches and fine dining. But as much as any other island, there are good and bad times to go.

The island has an average high monthly temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 73 degrees, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

It rains 76 inches during the year — about five times higher than Aruba — with an average of 6.7 inches a month. It rains on average 17 days a month, one of the highest in the Caribbean.

Martinique doesn’t have any months when the average high temperatures exceeds 90 degrees, unlike many other Caribbean destinations. The hottest month is September, when the average high inches above 87 degrees. The coolest months are January through February, when the high temperature averages about 83 degrees.

Rainfall reaches a low point of 3.6 inches a month in February through April, when it rains about 14 days a month. It exceeds eight inches by July and continues climbing each month until it reaches a high point of 10.6 inches in October during the most active time of the Caribbean’s hurricane season. It drops off only slightly in November and drops off more in December.

March is the most popular month to visit Martinique followed by January, February, April, July and December, all of which have similar numbers of visitors.

However, anyone planning to visit this tropical paradise would be wise to avoid July through November because of the potential for extreme rainfall and focus on February through June as the better times to go.

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