June Weather in the CaribbeanJune is the official start of hurricane season in the Caribbean, but your chances of having your June vacation blown away are slim: there were only 28 June hurricanes in the Caribbean between 1851 and 2006, for example, compared to 319 in the month of September. June temperatures typically range from about 78ºF to 87ºF, and summer humidity levels begin to pick up in many islands during June. Average days with rain in June: about 10.
Visiting the Caribbean in June: ProsLow-season rates are the biggest attraction, plus warm, mid-summer temperatures -- beach weather! -- throughout the region, including the more northerly Bahamas and Bermuda, even while mainland North America may still be experiencing some cooler days and evenings.
Visiting the Caribbean in June: ConsSome destinations may feel a bit "dead" at this time of year, and not every attraction may be open. Tropical storms and hurricanes begin to become a concern, but not a big one.
What to Wear and What to PackLoose-fitting cotton layers will keep you cool during the day, especially on islands where the climate is more tropical and humidity can be an issue. Don’t forget a swimsuit, plenty of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. A light jacket may or may not be needed at night.
You’ll want dressier clothes for visiting nice restaurants or clubs -- and bring more formal footwear than just flip-flops and sneakers.
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June Events and FestivalsThere's no big signature Caribbean event in June, but a number of islands celebrate Labor Day this month, while those with English heritage honor the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Crop Over in Barbados and Carnival in St. Lucia are other highlights. For more details, check out my article on Top June Caribbean Events.