It’s often said that you should pay no attention
whatsoever to the Tortola Weather forecast because it always says that
it’s going to rain. If you went
to a weather forecast every day for a month you'd get the impression the sun
never shone! This is because the
British Virgin Islands are in the Tropics and during any single 24 hour period,
it will probably rain somewhere on the island – although there’s a good
chance it won’t rain on you. It’s
not unusual for it to be raining in one area with bright sunshine just down the
One of the really appreciated aspects of Tortola weather is
that the seasons don’t have those sharp changes you find elsewhere.
This means that temperatures only very rarely fall below 77°F (25°C)
during the winter or rise much above 90°F (32°C) in the summer months.
This tropical location also means that there is very little difference in
the number of daylight hours throughout the year.
In addition, nighttime temperatures will probably only fall by about 10°F
(6°C). The rainfall in the BVI
averages about 40 inches each year, with the wettest months generally from
September to December.
The winter season in Tortola is classified as being between
December through March, and whilst the North Americans and Europeans might be
suffering from winter’s icy blasts, Tortola will be experiencing temperatures
between 72 and 82°F (22 and 28°C) and wonderfully consistent trade winds of
between 15 and 20 knots. The stable
weather patterns can be affected by high pressure systems in the North Atlantic,
resulting in what the locals call the Christmas Winds of over 20 knots.
Generally, though, the trade winds, which once helped the clipper ships
cross the Atlantic, provide perfect wind for the island’s sailing activities.
The Spring season, from April through June, brings with it
a slight moderation of the trade winds and a similar rise in daily temperatures.
The island begins to take on its characteristic green lushness now and,
as the wave action is reduced, it’s a perfect time for snorkeling.
You’ll have about a 20% chance of some showers during Spring but there
are many people who will tell you it’s the very best time to visit – the
winter tourists have gone and the summer ones not yet arrived and the days are
generally just perfect.
Summer, from July through September, Tortola weather sees
both the highest temperatures and also rainfall beginning to gradually increase.
Summer winds tend to go in an ESE direction, at something between 10 to
12 knots, providing gentle breezes for water enthusiasts.
September is often the warmest month and daytime highs can reach 95°F
(35°C), although the nights are generally still comfortable.
If it does get too hot, then heading inland to the shady groves and
higher altitudes can help take the edge off the heat somewhat by offering cooler
The hurricane season, of course, is from June to September
but the Caribbean is a large area and the chances of a direct hit are not very
high – and nowadays there is always plenty of prior notice.
They are by no means a common occurrence on Tortola.
Autumn, in October and November, will see winds between 10
and 20 knots, generally from the east, providing excellent sailing conditions
and some of those short, sharp showers that leave you not quite sure whether to
run for cover or just let it refresh you before the sun returns to dry you off.
Tortola, therefore, can provide you with warm sunshine,
pleasant breezes and unfeasibly blue skies whatever time of the year you decide
But make sure
you bring plenty of sun block.
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Tortola, BVI paradise. Tortola represents Caribbean living at its most laid back and most accessible. You can delight in the idyllic, palm-shaded white-sand beaches –often completely alone; you can revel in the opportunities for unrivalled swimming, snorkeling, fishing or scuba diving; you can discover the historical past of the island and a ton more!
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With only one airport (code EIS, the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport on Beef Island just a few minutes from Roadtown), and that with few flights in and out, cheap flights to Tortola require some serious advance planning.
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In Tortola, British Virgin Islands, you have a choice for where to stay that
ranges from luxurious villa accommodations on mountainsides overlooking deep
bays to simple living on a boat. Where and how you stay depends on you and your
budget. Make sure you see our further down the page!
What more relaxing vacation could there be than staying in one of the Tortola
rentals that dot the coastline of the island? Located in the British Virgin
Islands less than a hundred miles from Puerto Rico, Tortola is a miniature
paradise filled with jungles and Virgin Beaches,
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Of all the annual events held in Tortola, the Spring
Regatta is the one with the highest international profile.
Most of the island is designed to cater to pleasure
sailors, but you'll find plenty of fun here without a boat,Water sports is the name of the game – whether you love
windsurfing or snorkeling, the water is perfect, calm and clear with an
excellent prevailing wind.
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The Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, re-named in honor of a prominent
local politician in March, 2002, is the only major airport in the British Virgin
When you need to see all of the sites and experience all of the local cuisine
and music, you need Tortola Car Rentals to get around.
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One of the great things about going on vacation is when you can stumble on a
little out of the way place, which you’ve never read about in any of your guide
books, but which serves up the best food you have during your whole stay.
If you're looking for the ultimate nautical vacation, you should consider
Tortola tourism. This gem of the British Virgin Islands is located less than a
hundred miles from Puerto Rico in a relatively-protected to the west of the
other Virgin Islands, and it is world-renowned as a key yachting stop.
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Whether before you go, while you're there, or after the vacation, having
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It might seem that, in many ways, there is not a lot ‘to do’ on Tortola –
there’s a shortage of theme parks and fun fairs – but there is certainly no
shortage of things to see and places to go – from the historic aspects of
Caribbean life such as ruins of forts and rum factories to breathtaking views
from the top of the island.
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