St. Thomas offers sunny days with little difference in temperature year round. The difference between our winter and summer is about 10 degrees and a few inches of rain. As a whole, the weather in St. Thomas can be described as wonderfully monotonous.
Winter is the most popular choice for a Caribbean Destination Wedding to St. Thomas. It rarely rains and the trade-winds provide a constant breeze. Winter is also our high-season as snow birds escape the cold and flock to the islands to enjoy a few day’s reprieve in paradise. The Summer months are our low season which coincides with the Atlantic Hurricane Season. It rains more often during this time, although rarely for more than an hour or two. During the summer, it is also a bit warmer and it is also less busy. As such, airfare, cruises and hotel accommodations are discounted, sometimes up to 40%.
The 6 to 8 weeks before and after the high season are referred to as ‘shoulder seasons’. During these shoulder seasons, you can get the best bang for your buck. Travel expenses are less, and the weather is still great.
In St. Thomas, high season is December 15th to April 15th and the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th. We rarely have storms in June and November and as such the summer shoulder season is April 15th through around June 30th. While it is warmer than the winter months, the weather is still pleasant and the summer rains usually have not begun. The winter shoulder begins at the end of October and with the exception of the busy bump the Thanksgiving holiday brings, it ends December 15th when high season begins.