The Cayman Islands
lie in the far Western Caribbean, closer to the equator then a lot of
people realise, between latitudes 19° and 20° North. The islands are cooled
by prevailing trade winds, but the sun is HOT and we advise always to
wear sunscreen, a shady hat and sunglasses. Please take the sun in small
doses to avoid sunburn.
As a guide, the following
outlines our range of temperature through winter and summer.
Winter - November
72°F to 86°F during the day.
64°F to 72°F at night
Water temperature ranges between 78°F and 82°F
Summer - May
85°F to 90°F during the day.
73°F to 85°F at night
Water temperature ranges between 82°F to 86°F
varies from 68% to 92%.
Don't be fooled by
the prevailing beautiful weather - it DOES rain in Cayman! Be sure to
bring or buy an umbrella, just in case. The rainy season starts in May
and lasts through October, the two rainiest months being May and October.
March and April are usually the driest months. The average annual rainfall
is about 46 inches.
You can check the current conditions or see the forecast right here on our website under Local Weather.
What to Wear
Visitors should remember that the Cayman Islands remains a "proper" British
Crown Colony and our people are conservative by nature. The Cayman Islands
Government strictly prohibits all forms of public nudity, so please do
not wear bathing suits or scanty beach wear beyond the beach or cruise
ship - and cover up when in public areas. As
we say in Cayman, Please keep your shell on!
Neat, casual and comfortable
tropical attire are appropriate throughout the Cayman Islands. Visitors
will want to bring smart casual wear for evenings out at our restaurants.
When attending church services, "Sunday dress" is appropriate - shorts
and T-shirts are not considered acceptable, especially for ladies. However,
ties are not expected!