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Climate and weather of Puerto Rico



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Puerto Rico




 

Climate

 
Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 28 and 31° throughout the year (they are lower in the mountains located in the center of the island). Annual rainfall is higher in the mountains (2 000 to 3 000 mm) than on the north coast (1 500 mm) and on the south coast (750 mm). Hurricanes sometimes reach the coasts of the island in August, September and October.

Rainy season (May to November)
Temperatures are constant (31°). The rains are sometimes very intense.

Dry season (December to April)
Temperatures are high (28°) and rainfall is low.

 When to go to Puerto Rico (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Puerto Rico is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

San Juan (Capital of Puerto Rico)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
29°
29°
30°
31°
31°
min
22°
21°
22°
23°
24°
24°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
31°
32°
31°
30°
29°
min
25°
25°
25°
24°
23°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
70
50
60
90
150
100
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
110
130
130
140
150
120

Ponce

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
29°
29°
30°
31°
32°
min
22°
22°
23°
24°
26°
26°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
32°
31°
31°
31°
29°
min
26°
26°
25°
25°
24°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
10
20
30
80
50
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
30
70
90
150
110
20

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Puerto Rico are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Puerto Rico weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
The island of Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the US Virgin Islands.

Capital: San Juan
Area: 9 000 km²
Population: 3 600 000 inhabitants
Language: Spanish
Currency: US dollar

Puerto Rico










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