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The Territorial collectivity of Saint Barthelemy is an overseas collectivity of France and is located in the Caribbean. Saint Barthelemy is part of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The island was discovered in the 15th century by Columbus. The island was colonized by France in the 17th century who later on sold it to Malta. During the 18th century it became a colony of France again who traded it with Sweden. This explains the name of the capital Gustavia and the reference to Sweden in their flag. After WWII France bought the island back and it became part of Guadeloupe. In 2007 the population of Saint Bathelemy voted for autonomy via a referendum. Over the past few years the island has become increasingly popular among rich Americans, pop stars and actors. This is mainly because of its remote location and pleasant climate. During the busiest months of the year, December and January the beaches are crowded with ordinary tourists. During the rest of the year the island belongs to the jet set. Real mass tourism will not occur soon here because of high prices and because the island is too small for large charter flights. The island can only be reached by boat or small plane. The island is an ideal winter sun destination for the well-to-do. Saint Barthelemy is often used as a stop-over by people who are sailing in the Caribbean.
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Saint Barthélemy climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Saint Barthélemy? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Saint Barthélemy


Sunny holidays in Saint Barthélemy
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Saint Barthélemy. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Saint Barthélemy
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Explanation of symbols
January 29 / 84 23 / 73 8 26 / 79   - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 29 / 84 23 / 73 8 26 / 79  
March 29 / 84 23 / 73 9 26 / 79  
April 30 / 86 24 / 75 9 27 / 81  
May 30 / 86 24 / 75 8 27 / 81  
June 31 / 88 25 / 77 8 28 / 82
July 31 / 88 25 / 77 8 28 / 82
August 31 / 88 25 / 77 8 28 / 82
September 31 / 88 25 / 77 9 29 / 84
October 31 / 88 25 / 77 8 29 / 84
November 30 / 86 24 / 75 8 28 / 82  
December 29 / 84 23 / 73 8 27 / 81    
The weather in Saint Barthélemy
Saint Barthelemy has a tropical monsoon climate with high precipitation figures all year round. Precipitation figures are lowest during the first few months of the year. This is also the best period to visit the island. The island gets about 1,500 millimeters of annual precipitation and 3,000 hours of annual sunshine. The rainy period is from July till December. During this period humidity figures are fairly high. During this period there is also a risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.
Saint Barthélemy climate information

Popular destinations in Saint Barthélemy
Because the island is small and actually consists of one region there are no distinct winter sun destinations. Even the capital Gustavia is part of this region. About 20 beaches can be found on the island.

Useful facts and tips
- In September most accommodations, shops and restaurants on the island are closed
- Tap water is undrinkable
- In December and January many Americans visit the island.
- One of the most beautiful beaches on the island can be found at the end of the runway of Gustav
  III Airport
- Besides the capital Gustavia Saint Jean is one of the largest communities on the island.
- As opposed to most Caribbean Islands the most beautiful hotels can be found in the interior
- Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and cafes

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