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Climate in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago enjoys a tropical climate with average maximum temperatures of 89°F (32°C). Tobago's average temperatures are slightly cooler, owing to the more constant northeast trade winds which bring relief from the heat. There is a dry season between January and May and a wet season from June to December. Annual rainfall is about 40 inches (200cm) in most of the country. Trinidad and Tobago lies just south of the hurricane belt. The rainy season is characterised by afternoon showers and the weather is generally still quite pleasant, while accommodation prices are slightly lower. The best and most popular time to travel to Trinidad and Tobago is during the winter dry season, between January and May, when the skies are generally clear.