The British Virgin Islands are blessed with cool trade winds and warm blue water. Our average daily temps are 80 – 86 F. At night, the temperature drops about 10 degrees. For the water lovers, January water temp is 76, March gets you 80, and it’s 83 in July. Late August can be around 85 F.
It’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or long sleeved t-shirt for the evening hours as it does cool off a bit. Reef-safe sunscreen is essential and we have a large selection in all of our stores to choose from. A hat or visor and sunglasses will also make your day on the water a lot more enjoyable. Don’t forget the sunglass keeper either!
If you check the daily forecasts, you’ll probably see that it shows showers just about every day. Not to worry, we typically see a late afternoon shower due to the diurnal and topographic effects of the islands. These showers start and end quickly and help keep the islands green and beautiful.
There are only a few days each year that we aren’t able to go out diving due to sea conditions. We are constantly monitoring the weather and water conditions and will not send the boats out if we deem it unsafe. That being said, there are numerous fun things to do on Virgin Gorda so don’t ever let the weather slow you down. We usually have a weekly forecast printed out so stop in and see what it “might” be like out there.
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