Hurricane season is the one time when people are advised not to visit the Caribbean. This season generally lasts from 1st June to 30th November, with its peak period running from mid-august to early October.
Most Caribbean storms form over the Atlantic. They are mainly caused by warm water and moist air. The storm would grow in intensity as warm air rises and a thunderstorm forms. Hurricanes are a huge cluster of thunderstorms, the faster warm air rises, the more huge waves, and powerful winds occur. From the above explanation, you can clearly see that hurricanes are fueled by warm water which is why they reduce in intensity when traveling over land and why these islands surrounded by the Caribbean seas are vulnerable to hurricanes.
2017 was not a particularly good year in terms of storms and hurricanes, with Irma, a category 5 storm, going down in the history books for being able to maintain a 185mph intense wind for 37 hours and the second strongest hurricane to have hit the Atlantic. The areas affected most by this hurricane was Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands and Cuba.
Even though most southern Caribbean regions such as St Lucia, Trinidad, and Tobago, Grenada and Barbados are rarely affected by these storms, a recent report shows that 2018 might bring with it a more active hurricane season affecting even the south Caribbean regions.
Their reasoning being the track cluster during the 2017 Hurricane season was further west and slightly more south than in 2016 and this trend began in 2015 and there is no indication it would not continue. If this is true, that means the 2018 Hurricane Season might end up being further west and south than the 2017 season thereby affecting more regions in the south Caribbean.
However, do not let this frighten you into visiting the Caribbean if you avoid the high-risk period, mid-August to early October, you can definitely enjoy a risk-free vacation in the Caribbean.
You would enjoy the great weather in the months of June and July. Temperatures remain constant throughout the year between 29 degree Celsius and 31 degree Celsius.
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