Luquillo weather

Weather

– Luquillo, PR Weather –

Weather Overview

In Luquillo, Puerto Rico, there is only one season: summer!  We have lots and lots of sunshine – for this reason Luquillo is called the Sun Capital. Average temperature in the “winter” months (November – April) and “summer” months (May – October) vary only by a few degrees Fahrenheit. For example, in February average high temperature may be 84°  F and in July it is 89° F. The year-round air temperatures are typically in the mid-80s F and in the “winter” months it rarely gets below 70 degrees.

The real difference is the humidity. The “summer” months experience more rain and thus the humidity rises, making it feel warmer. Rain in Luquillo, however, is temporary. When it rains, whether it is a sprinkle or a downpour, it usually passes quickly through the area. Rainfall is most frequent during the months of May and September through November and during those months longer rains can be expected.

Below is a table that lists variations between temperatures and rainfall throughout the year in Luquillo area (source: NOAA and Intellicast)

MonthAve HighAve LowAve Rain
Jan 84 69 3.7″
Feb 84 68 2.8”
Mar 85 69 3.2”
Apr 87 71 3.4”
May 87 73 7.2”
Jun 89 75 4.6”
July 89 75 4.4”
Aug 89 75 6″
Sep 89 74 6.5″
Oct 88 73 7.8″
Nov 87 72 7.7″
Dec85 70 4.7″

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Hurricanes

Hurricanes in Luquillo, Puerto Rico are relatively rare.  The last major hurricane that affected Puerto Rico was Hurricane Georges in 1998. Since then, other tropical storms have gone over parts of Puerto Rico but caused no to little damage. Many families choose to visit Luquillo during the summer months because of cheaper air fares and amazing weather.

Nonetheless, a common concern about traveling to (or living in) Luquillo, Puerto Rico in the summer\fall months is hurricane weather. A hurricane is a storm that forms over tropical waters of the Atlantic basin. When a storm’s sustained winds reach 74 mph, it is called a hurricane and it is rated on a scale from 1 to 5 based on its maximum winds. The higher the category of the storm, the greater potential for damage. The typical Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30 with the highest occurrence of storms in Puerto Rico in August and September.

During a storm residents and visitors to Puerto Rico, secure personal belongings and homes and wait for the storms to pass. Hurricane warnings and watches are given by governmental and news agencies well in advance.