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St Vincent and the Grenadines Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

The climate is tropical, with trade winds tempering the hottest months of June and July. The best time to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines is from December to April, when the nights are cooler and the days hot. The rainy season is from June, with rainfull heavy in the mountains and short, sharp bursts on the coast.

Required clothing

Lightweights and waterproofs.

Geography

St Vincent & the Grenadines make up part of the Windward Islands and lie south of St Lucia. The highest point on St Vincent is the volcanic peak of La Soufrière (1,219m/4,000ft). The 'tail' of the comet of St Vincent (the Grenadines) is a string of islands and cays that splays south from Bequia (pronounced Beck-Way), Petit Nevis, Isle à Quatre and Pigeon Island to Battowia, Baliceaux, Mustique, Petit Mustique, Savan, Canouan, Petit Canouan, Mayreau and the Tobago Cays, Union Island, Palm Island and Petit St Vincent. All of the Grenadines are famous for their white beaches, clear waters and verdant scenery.