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Weather around Caribbean in late November/early December

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Weather around Caribbean in late November/early December

We're cruising the Caribbean - St Kitts/Antigua/Barbados/St Maarten etc, departing on 29th November for two weeks. I've been to Caribbean twice before in June and wondered how the weather compared... Also as we have two small children, we wanted to know if the sea temperature is still warm and weather the sea will be pretty calm? Also if theres anything we need to be 'wary'of.

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1. Re: Weather around Caribbean in late November/early December

We cruised last year the end of Nov. with 5 kids 3 months to 8 years old. The water temp was wonderful. We snorkaled and played at the water's edge even with the baby. The sea was calm. The weather was very warm...ummm I think in the low 80's. What to be wary of, probably to be careful to use sunblock.Have snacks and drinks your children will be happy with. Sorry if I'm being simplistic. We didn't go to your ports.We're going there next week(no kids this time)Maybe you will hear from someone else about those specific ports. Very nice in Nov.!

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2. Re: Weather around Caribbean in late November/early December

Late November/early December are generally fine times to spend in the Caribbean because you benefit from low season prices, you escape nastier weather at home, and there still aren't large crowds of folks yet.

Water temps will be in the high 70s to low 80s, air temps will probably be high 80s by day and about 10 degrees cooler at night (these are Fahrenheit temps).

Like anywhere else, weather can be unpredictable in the Caribbean. But GENERALLY, you should be safely past most tropical storms with the end of hurricane season on Nov 30. CHances are you'll have mostly sunny days with short rain spurts.

Bring plenty of sunscreen -- it will be extremely expensive to buy on board or on island. Bring also a small bottle of insect repellent. Young children with sunburn and/or bug bites can be miserable little people, as frequently they can't always tell when it's happening to them--be vigilant about both for their sakes!

Also consider bringing a small inflatable raft, ring, or some such toy for playing in the water. Leave it behind coming home.