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Grand Cayman Climate

The Cayman Islands lay in the far Western Caribbean, closer to the equator then a lot of people realise, lying between latitudes 19 and 20 North. They are nicely cooled by prevailing trade winds, but the sun is HOT and we advise always to wear sun cream, 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 to April
 72F to 86F during the day
 64F to 72F at night
 Water temperature ranges between 78F and 82F
Summer - May to October
 85F to 90F during the day
 73F to 85F at night
 Water temperature ranges between 82F to 86F

Relative humidity varies from 68% to 92%.

The rainy season starts in May and lasts through October, the two rainiest months being May and October and March and April are usually the driest months.

The average annual rainfall is about 46 inches.

You can call the Cayman Islands National Meteorological Service in George Town, Grand Cayman for a current weather report at (345) 949-4528.

What to Wear

Visitors should remember that the Cayman Islands remains a "proper" British Crown Colony and our people are conservative by nature. Also note that 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 elsewhere.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!

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