Cities in CURACAO

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The island has a semi-arid tropical climate that is moderated by the northeast trade wind which has a pleasant cooling effect. This means a lot of sun and little rain. The average annual temperature is 27.5°C and the difference between summer and winter is only 2.5 degrees. The difference between day and night is also only small, namely 5.6 degrees. The sea water temperature is very warm with an average of 26.8°C. On average, there is between 50 and 75 cm of rain per year. It usually rains in the morning in the form of short, heavy showers that spread across the island. Most rain falls in the months of October, November and December. The hottest months are August, September and October. The "coolest" (29°C!) Months are January and February.

Sources

Bakker, J. / Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba
Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen

Encarta Encyclopedie

Erven Dorens, P. van / Curaçao
Bos & Co

Helm, R. van der / De Curaçao reisgids
Elmar

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated September 2020
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