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Honeymoon in August: Need somewhere that's not sweltering

Old Mar 8th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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Honeymoon in August: Need somewhere that's not sweltering

I want a beachy, tropical honeymoon. DF is on board, but is afraid we'll be in hot, humid weather. What locales have nice tradewinds and a temperate climate in August? Thanks!
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Old Mar 8th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Well, Haines, Alaska is nice in August (can get to 90, though)...
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Old Mar 8th, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Sorry, but you can't be in the "Tropics" and be in a "Temperate Climate" at the same time. By definition in the Northern Hemisphere the "Temperate Climate" zone runs from north of the Tropic of Cancer to the Artic Circle (in the Southern Hemmispher the Temperate Zone stretches from the Antartic Circle to the Tropic of Capricorn). This means all of the Caribbean is outside of the Temperate Climate Zone.

If you want an island vacation in the Temperate Climate Zone consider going to Bermuda which is not a "tropical island". Also, some of the more northern islands in the Bahamas chain would be considered outside the "Tropics".

Now for some practical information. Generally speaking daytime temperatures in the the Caribbean during August range in the mid to high 80's F., sometimes getting into the low 90's F. FYI - There's only a few degrees different between the northern and southern islands. The sun is strong and humidity is high however so it may feel warmer. Also, the tradewinds are very light in the summer months.

You can check detailed weather statistics for August(or any other month) for any island destination at: www.wwunderground.com - click on the Trip Planner link, enter your planned dates of travel and the airline code for the island you want to visit. You'll then get 10 years worth of weather data for that time period. After studying the data you'll be a weather expert.

You can find mothly weather averages for most islands at www.weatherbase.com
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The islands are surrounded by water, which means that the ocean limits daytime high temps--rarely over 90 deg. The key is to have reliable trade winds to keep things comfortable. The most reliably strong tradewinds, even in summer, are in the south and southeastern end of the Caribbean, which is also least likely to be impacted by a hurricane. Barbados meets those needs and is a wonderful island. The ABCs (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) are dry and breezy, Grenada, and St.Vincent & the Grenadines are also good.
Anywhere else will feel hotter and/or in the hurricane belt.
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BTW the Kapalua resort area on Maui is also not very hot.
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