On Bonaire there is a steppe climate, according to the climate classification of Köppen-Geiger. The temperature differences are low on an annual basis, there is little rainfall and a lot of sun. The air humidity is quite high, 76%. But because of the trade winds it is pleasant. Sometimes there is no wind on the coral island, on those days it is also very hot.
The average temperature during the day on Bonaire is about 30 degrees Celsius. In 1925 the lowest temperature ever was measured on the Caribbean island at 19 degrees Celsius. The number of days of rain per month can be counted on one hand. Together with an average seawater temperature of 29 degrees Celsius, these are the ideal ingredients for an extremely pleasant climate.
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The north-east wind has an average speed of 7 m / s on the island. February, March and August are the windiest months on the Dutch diving island. Bonaire is outside the hurricane zone and therefore has no problems with tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Because Bonaire is outside the 'hurricane belt', the Leeward Island will usually not suffer any direct negative consequences from the natural disasters on the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. But indirectly the hurricane season influences the weather on Bonaire. For example, the days can be windless and dry, alternating with heavy rain showers.
For many owners of sailing ships and motor yachts, Bonaire is an attractive destination to safely store their expensive boats during the hurricane season, which means that they doesn't get major storm damage.
The rainy season on Bonaire runs from October to December. Most rain falls during the night at the beginning of the day. During the morning and at the beginning of the afternoon it becomes dry.
If you compare the three ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao), Aruba has the most and the strongest wind on an annual basis. This is because of the geographical position of Aruba.
The fact that the Sun often shines on Bonaire is obviously very pleasant. You also need to protect yourself well from the sun. The Bonaireans themselves avoid the hottest moment of the day (between 12.00 and 14.00). They remain in the shadows.
In order not to get into health problems, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids - even when you are not thirsty: preventative drinking. You can wear a hat so you don't get a sunstroke.
The uncovered skin can be rubbed with a sunscreen with a high protection factor (minimum factor 30). Anyone who wants to recreate in or on the water (swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, etcetera) can use a waterproof sunscreen or keep his T-shirt on. Special UV-resistant clothing is also available.
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