Showing posts with label Weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weather. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Are There Hurricanes in Aruba?

Aruba Bound
Are you beginning to start thinking about your summer vacation? Here is a discussion on Hurricane climatology of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba

Are There Hurricanes in Aruba?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Aruba Weather Q & A

Aruba Bound
Q. Is Aruba windy?
A. This can be true at especially windy times of the year such as June, but mostly depends on where you stay since all hotels are on the leeward side of the island and the hotel buildings for the most part block you on the beach from the wind coming across the island. Average wind speed in June is 20 m.p.h. and in October and November it is only 13 m.p.h.

Q. Are there hurricanes in Aruba?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How Has the Weather Been in Aruba?

October through mid-January has always been the rainy season in Aruba. La Niña in 2010-2012 did bring more rain to the island however things are now back to normal. The Aruba Department of Meteorology had only recorded 6.27 inches of rain January to August this year. Unofficial rainfall up to October 20 is closer to 10 inches, which is only slightly below average.

Keep in mind, that if there is a tropical storm or low in the area there will be higher quantities of rain. Having said that, the rain in Aruba, even during rainy season falls mainly overnight and early morning with an occasional passing shower (those happen all year 'round) during the day.

We have been to Aruba 3 times during rainy season- Christmas & New Years (twice) and once mid-January. 2 out of 3 trips we saw very little rain. One trip over Christmas and New Years we had rain every single day. HOWEVER, the rain on all but 2 of a 13 day vacation was always over and the sun out shining brightly by 10 am. One day was overcast and one day was morning sprinkles off and on. The day of sprinkles the sun was out and skies clear at 3 pm. We toured the island on the overcast day and snorkeled on the sprinkle day. ;)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Is Travel Insurance a Smart Bet for Your Vacation?


Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th.

Are There Hurricanes in Aruba?
"Hurricane climatology of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba

The Leeward (ABC) Islands

Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are on the southern fringes of the hurricane belt. They are not outside the hurricane belt as many consider. History learns that roughly once every 100 years considerable damage is experienced by tropical cyclones passing over or just south of the islands.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How Has the Weather Been in Aruba? Typically Ordinary

There have been passing rain showers. Far from anything to ruin a vacation.

Rain in Aruba falls mainly over night and early in the morning. That is not to say you will not have a passing shower during the day however they are usually brief and generally last 10-20 minutes. We hardly ever leave the beach during a shower taking cover under a beach palapa or going into the ocean.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ian Wright and an Aruban Weather Man

Today I want to send warm, greeting and thoughts to those in the snowy and frigid U.S.

After a rainy season in Aruba where rains fell way above average, things are back to normal...

Monday, November 5, 2007

Do Not Peak at Aruba Weather Forecasts!

Where the Aruba weather forecasts are concerned, they are not reliable to say the least. Ask anyone who has followed the reports prior to their Aruba vacation and the Aruba weather forecast always says a "chance of showers". There are no two weather forecasts for Aruba which are exactly the same.

No matter what time of year, very few days on the island of Aruba are a total washout and those with rain are usually just in the form of a passing shower. Not even enough to make you leave the beach!