Often the most difficult part when attempting to select a new vacation spot is trying to figure out what exactly does a location have to offer. One of the first things thought about is perhaps the climate. Do I want to vacation in a cold climate or a reasonable hot one? I chose a hot southern Caribbean destination. Since we all work very long and hard year-round I know that just about anyone would like to be reassured of a rain free excursion. Nothing worse than spending 50 to 51 work week grind only to be rewarded with only a rain filled soggy weeks’ vacation, unless you like that sort of thing. Let’s be honest it’s a bummer when it rains for the most part, especially on vacation. So if you’re like me who likes a hot climate that’s reasonable and virtually rain free vacation Aruba is the destination for you.
It’s nearly perfect weather with year round trade winds, not many people are aware, Aruba is located 12 degrees above of the equator and lies beneath the Hurricane belt. Because of its geographic location this lends to its mostly sunny days and it’s very hot climate. It may be hot, but the year round trade winds make its deceptively comfortable. Because of its very little rainfall Aruba has the distinction of having sunnier days than most of the Islands in the Caribbean. On occasion scattered showers occur time to time but are brief due the winds blowing them in and out quickly. The Trade winds that blow all day long keeps you cool from the intense heat one would normally feel at that latitude. It’s arid, desert climate contributes to it’s rain free atmosphere and because it’s windy whatever rain may occur is usually short lived & quickly blown out to sea.
There rain season is usually October between January. Although the island is regarded as being sunny almost every day throughout the year do not underestimate the rain season. Downpours have been known for washing out roads and flooding. Also with an increase in rain usually comes an increase in mosquito activity. Outside of the rain season mosquitos virtually have a very little to a non-existent presence.
The soft sand beneath your feet, wave free and comfortable water temperature makes for a relaxing & safe experience for all family members.
Temperatures in Aruba: ACCUWEATHER PAGE
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_Aruba’s_rainfall (The data below was cited from this site)
An annual average of about 20 inches [51 centimeters] or less of rainfall represents the amount of rainfall in Aruba. The rainy season lasts from October to December. The ABC Islands [Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao] are on the southern fringes of the traditional Atlantic Caribbean hurricane belts. So they usually don’t have to worry about hurricanes or fierce tropical storms. But in September 2007 Aruba experienced heavy rains from Hurricane Felix.
The yearly rainfall is around 20.3 inches, which averages to 1.69 inches per month. The average monthly precipitation for Aruba ranges from a high of 3.3 inches for December to a low of 0.3 inches for March.
The average rainfall for each month follows:
January, 1.5 inches.
February, 0.75 inches.
March, 0.3 inches.
April, 0.5 inches.
May, 0.55 inches.
June, 0.7 inches.
July, 1.2 inches.
August, 1 inch.
September, 1.4 inches.
October, 2.6 inches.
November, 3.1 inches.
December 3.3 inches.