Weather in San Juan Puerto Rico
Think of the Caribbean and no doubt you’ll think that the weather in San Juan is nothing but blue skies and sunshine.
If you are in Puerto Rico during the tourist season – the winter months – you’d be right, and able to fully enjoy the advantages of a tropical climate.
Think again though if you are there between July and October. These months are hurricane season with September considered the worst month.
In fact the word hurricane is derived from the name of an evil god worshipped by the Taíno Indians – Jurakán.
Houses are built to withstand the heavy winds and torrential rains they carry – although many have no glass in their windows, all have hurricane shutters to protect against the extreme weather conditions.
Rainfall in San Juan peaks in May, with around 6 inches (150 mm) of rainfall and the temperature hardly varies thoughout the year – an average of 73°F (23°C) during the cool winter months, rising to 80°F (27°C) in July-September.
See the current weather in San Juan on the left – or simply click for a forecast.
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