Climate and monthly weather forecast
Punda, Curaçao


The climate of Punda

Punda, a region within the charming island of Curaçao, experiences a tropical wet and dry or savanna climate, as recognized by the Köppen climate classification, where it falls under the Aw category. This classification is mainly influenced by the prominence of high temperatures and the seasonal rainfall variation throughout the year.

Situated near the equator, Punda boasts warm and hospitable weather round the year. High temperatures hover from 29.7°C (85.5°F) in January up to a peak of 32.6°C (90.7°F) in September. The balmy nights offer little respite with minimum temperatures staying above 24°C (75.2°F), reaching up to 26.5°C (79.7°F) in September. Hence, daytime or nighttime, temperatures remain comfortably hot any time of the year.

In terms of humidity, the numbers stay relatively stable, fluctuating marginally from 76.1% in March to a high of 79.6% in November. So, with few fluctuations, Punda's weather provides a predictably high level of humidity, customary for tropical climates.

The monthly daylight lasts from 11.4 hours in December to 12.8 hours during June and July, offering ample time to explore the splendid landscapes of this tropical paradise. On average, sunshine hours stay delightful, presenting from 7.8 hours in December to a high of 9.5 hours in August, ensuring sun-basking opportunities almost throughout the day.

Rainfall showcases the most noticeable variations, with the lowest amount recorded in March and April, at 14mm (0.55") and 20mm (0.79") respectively. It picks up intensity in the second half of the year, seeing a significant elevation up to 100mm (3.94") in December. The rainfall frequency also follows a similar trend, with a minimum of 2 days in May to a substantial increase to 11.5 days in December.

The best time to visit Punda

Given its tropical climate, Punda thrives almost all year round with consistently warm weather. Nonetheless, the ideal travel period leans towards the drier months, specifically from March to May. During this period, temperatures remain stable at around 30°C (86°F) to 32°C (89.6°F) and rainfall is at its lowest, ranging from 14mm (0.55") to 20mm (0.79"). These months also average at only 2 to 3 rainfall days, indicating infrequent interruptions to outdoor activities.

The worst time to visit Punda

Despite the constant warmth, the rainy season, stretching from October to December, might offer some constraints for visitors. During this period, rainfall can escalate up to 100mm (3.94") and rainfall days can increase to 11.5 days. Therefore, although the temperature remains comfortably hot, the increased rain occurrence may disrupt open-air activities.

Spring weather in Punda

Punda's spring weather from March to May brings some of the most comfortable temperatures of the year. They range from 30°C (86°F) to 32°C (89.6°F) during the day and drop to a cozy 24.8°C (76.6°F) to 26.4°C (79.5°F) at night. Rainfall is at its lowest with just about 2 to 3 rainy days per month. Additionally, the humidity hovers around a bearable 76% to 77%, offering an agreeable atmosphere for outdoor adventures.

Summer weather in Punda

The summer months from June to August in Punda are characterized by the longest days, with daylight stretching up to 12.8 hours. The temperature peaks during this time, with highs hovering around 32°C (89.6°F) and lows of about 26°C (78.8°F). Rainfall remains low to moderate at this time, fluctuating between 19mm (0.75") and 40mm (1.57") making it still a favorable period for tourists.

Autumn weather in Punda

Autumn, stretching from September to November, witnesses the onset of the wet season. Despite the high temperatures ranging from 32.6°C (90.7°F) to 31.1°C (88°F), the increased rainfall, ranging from 49mm (1.93") in September to a high of 97mm (3.82") in November, marks a shift in the tropical climate of Punda. The increase in rainy days also is observable during these months.

Winter weather in Punda

Winter months in Punda, from December to February, maintain a warm climate with daytime temperatures happily settled between 29.7°C (85.5°F) to 30°C (86°F). However, these months record the highest rainfall with figures around 100mm (3.94") in December and a lower 45mm (1.77") in February. It is notable that while the temperature may feel like summer to visitors from colder climes, the increased rain and decreased daylight hours, from 11.4 hours to 11.5 hours, give Punda a milder winter feel.

Weather in January

January in Punda, Curaçao ushers in the new year with a relatively refreshing atmosphere. The weather patterns during this period show a lower than usual rainfall of 45mm (1.77"). It is quite the retreat, with only less frequent rain showers, and mostly sunlit days. Weather in January »

Weather in February

Transitioning to February, Punda's weather takes a slightly drier turn. This month witnesses a drop in rainfall with only 26mm (1.02"). With sunny days continuing to significantly outnumber the rainy ones, outdoor plans rarely face disruption due to weather conditions. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March in Punda is characterized by mild atmospheric conditions. Remarkably, this month records the smallest amount of rainfall in the year, with only 14mm (0.55"). The weather remains predominantly hot and sunny, a perfect environment for beach-goers and water sports enthusiasts. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April shows a shift in Punda's weather, with an increment in both temperature and rainfall, up to 20mm (0.79"). However, the rainfall doesn't considerably disrupt the generally sunny and warm climate. Visitors can still enjoy outdoor activities for most parts of the day. Weather in April »

Weather in May

The warmth intensifies a bit in the month of May in Punda, but the city continues to bask in the sunshine for the better part of the month. A slight increment in precipitation does not largely affect outdoor plans as rainfall remains comparatively low, at 20mm (0.79"). Weather in May »

Weather in June

June witnesses a slight rise in night-time temperatures in Punda. The month stands out with the longest hours of daylight, 12.8 hours. Despite the uptick in temperature, the weather is generally enjoyable with no extremes of heat. The majority of the days still sport a sunny weather, complementing the vibrant atmosphere during this period. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July sees Punda's weather conditions becoming slightly unpredictable, with a bump up in rainfall, to 40mm (1.57"). However, Punda's weather still boasts a larger number of sunny days. Weather patterns, while slightly fluctuating, do not significantly deter one's plans for beach days, scenic walks, and outdoor exploration. Weather in July »

Weather in August

As Punda steps into August, a slightly warmer weather sets in. The month records the highest daytime temperature, hitting 32.4°C (90.3°F). But the increased heat doesn't cause much discomfort due to the coastal breeze. The adventure seekers can still savour water activities and beach sports and relish Punda's stunning sunsets. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September in Punda sees a balance between warm and wet conditions. An uptick in rainfall to 49mm (1.93") converts the dry landscape into a visually appealing green paradise. Nevertheless, the pleasant after-rain weather is quite refreshing, and sunshine dominates most of the days. Weather in September »

Weather in October

In October, Punda's weather patterns observe a significant upturn in rainfall, with October having the third highest precipitation level of the year at 84mm (3.31"). Despite this, the relatively sunny climate prevails overall. The increased rainfall brings about the enchanting sight of the lush green landscapes. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November is the month with the second highest precipitation, experiencing 97mm (3.82") of rainfall in Punda. However, the slight tilt towards rainy weather doesn't overly influence the largely sunny and warm atmosphere. The showers only punctuate the sunlit days and don't disrupt outdoor activities on a significant scale. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December in Punda welcomes winter with the highest rainfall level of the year, recording 100mm (3.94"). Despite the increase in rain, the city maintains its characteristically sunny weather. December in Punda is characterized by festive spirit, brisk activities, and vibrant holidays. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest time of year in Punda?

January is the coldest month in Punda, with an average high-temperature of 29.7°C (85.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 24.3°C (75.7°F).

How many days does it rain in Punda?

In Punda, during the entire year, the rain falls for 69.4 days and collects up to 553mm (21.77") of precipitation.

What is the least humid month in Punda?

March is the least humid month in Punda, Curaçao, with an average relative humidity of 76.1%.

What is the driest month in Punda?

The month with the least rainfall is March, when the rain falls for 2.8 days and typically collects 14mm (0.55") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Punda?

With an average of 12h and 48min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year.

What month has the most sunshine in Punda?

With an average of 9.5h of sunshine, August has the most sunshine of the year.

What is the warmest month in Punda?

Punda's warmest temperatures are experienced in September, with average high temperatures of 32.6°C (90.7°F) and lows of 26.5°C (79.7°F).

What is the most humid month in Punda?

With an average relative humidity of 79.6%, November is the most humid month in Punda, Curaçao.

What is the rainiest month in Punda?

December is the month with the most rainfall in Punda. Rain falls for 11.5 days and accumulates 100mm (3.94") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Punda?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 11h and 24min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Punda?

Punda, Curaçao, does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). AST timezone is used over the entire year.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Punda?

The month with the least sunshine is December, with an average of 7.8h of sunshine.

Average temperature
Punda, Curaçao

Average temperature - Punda, Curaçao

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (32.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.7°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (26.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (24.3°C).


Average humidity
Punda, Curaçao

Average humidity - Punda, Curaçao

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (79.6%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (76.1%).


Average rainfall
Punda, Curaçao

Average rainfall - Punda, Curaçao

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (99.8mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (14.2mm).


Average rainfall days
Punda, Curaçao

Average rainfall days - Punda, Curaçao

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (11.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is May (2 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Punda, Curaçao

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Punda, Curaçao

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 24min).

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 9h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h and 48min).


Punda, Curaçao

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