Climate Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a tropical monsoon climate. You have high temperatures and a lot of rainfall throughout the year. The average annual temperature for Puerto Rico is 53° degrees and there is about 78 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 146 days a year with an average humidity of 78% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate Puerto Rico by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 80 80 80 81 82 84 84 85 85 85 83 81
Night temp. (°F) 75 74 74 75 77 79 79 80 80 80 78 76
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 4 4 6 4 7 3 5 7 7 13 13 6
Days with rain 10 10 11 9 12 7 10 12 10 14 15 13
Dry days 21 18 20 21 19 23 21 19 20 17 15 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 11 12 11 10 10 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

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Best time to visit Puerto Rico

To go to Puerto Rico, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and almost no precipitation. In Puerto Rico, August is the warmest month with 85°F and the most cold month is 80°F in January.

In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Puerto Rico per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico lies in a straight line about 1,615 miles from United States (New York → San Juan).

How long is the flight to Puerto Rico?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Puerto Rico is approximately 7 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Puerto Rico?

These are the largest airports in Puerto Rico:

  • Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport (MAZ) in Mayagüez
  • Mercedita Airport (PSE) in Ponce
  • Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla
  • Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (SIG) in San Juan
  • Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in San Juan

How many inhabitants does Puerto Rico have?

Puerto Rico has 3,337,177 inhabitants.

How big is Puerto Rico?

The surface area of Puerto Rico is 5,657 mi². It is 43x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Puerto Rico?

The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

What is the currency of Puerto Rico?

In Puerto Rico, the US dollar (USD) is used for payment.

What is the area code of Puerto Rico?

The area code to call Puerto Rico is +1809.

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