Aruba August weather

May 23rd, 2001, 12:37 PM
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Aruba August weather

I posted earlier about Bermuda and got a suggestion to check out Aruba. My husband and I are looking for a beach vacation to celebrate our 5th anniversary. Is Aruba out of the hurricane belt? Will it be safe to travel there at that time of year? Even if there aren't hurricanes is the chance good that the weather will be rainy? Any insight appreciated. Thanks
May 23rd, 2001, 12:41 PM
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Laura, Aruba is out of the hurricane belt. It has an average of 17 inches of annual rainfall, which doesn't add up to much at all. That's about one-third of say, the Bahamas.

The temps are fairly steady throughout the year due to the close proximity to the equator. It's always warm and very arid.

May 23rd, 2001, 06:42 PM
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I went to Aruba 3 yrs ago at the end of August. It was beautiful. It showered a bit every day in the afternoon, but very briefly (10-20 minutes). (this is with most islands, but Aruba is known to be the driest). There was such a nice breeze from the ocean, that I didn't think it was extremely hot. I stayed at the Divi resort.
May 23rd, 2001, 08:54 PM
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out of huricane belt-
was there end of aug of 2000-no rain at all!BEAUTIFUL clean beaches & water-
Palm beach is where the high rise resorts are - marriott,hyatt,wyndham--
all are good choices-(hyatt no balconies to speak of incase that is important to you) rent a jeep for a day see the whole island-(we split some days with car some with jeep..hotel had car rental on site)great food choices all around--beach rentals handy on palm beach,casinos,happy hours,beach pool parties, check out
Aruba is known as one happy island and it is!

May 25th, 2001, 10:45 AM
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You can also go to the very informative Aruba message board by typing

you do not need the complicated address in the above post
May 27th, 2001, 10:27 AM
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I went to Aruba last August for the guaranteed good weather and it was perfect! Maybe a couple of very brief afternoon showers, but best place to avoid hurricane belt. The rates are usually lower in summer months also. Have a wonderful time where ever you go!

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