Belize is subtropical, with a mean annual temperature of 80 degrees F. Winter storms may bring the
temperature down to the low 60's but it can also reach the mid-90's on the mainland during the hottest part of
Trade winds blow along the coast and on the cayes most of the year, keeping temperatures pleasant even
in the hottest months, except for a few weeks, generally around mid-August through mid-September.
The dry season generally lasts from November through May while the rainy season is typically
June-November. Hurricanes occasionally occur between August through October. Rainfall is heaviest in the
south and the jungle areas (around 180 inches) lightest in the north and on the Cayes (around 50
inches). Water temperature averages between 79 and 83 degrees F.
Note: Some adventures, such as cave tubing or other caving and jungle expeditions
can be effected by either too much or too little rainfall. These adventures usually indicate this as
part of their descriptions.