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How iffy is October

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Posts: 15
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I have only read a couple of posts regarding October weather and what is open on St. John at that time. Does anyone have anymore to add about the weather. Sounds like it is pretty dry there now, hope it won't be a rainy fall. We are thinking about October this year.

Posted : April 20, 2009 9:30 pm
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The peak of hurricane season is around the middle of September. So October is on the down side of the season. The issue is that tropical depressions still come and go. I love October in that it is very quiet and the weather is good. The water temperatures are still warm from the summer.

My advise is come down and enjoy the islands, and accept the weather, what ever it is.


Posted : April 21, 2009 7:48 am
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I would agree. Anytime to visit or vacation in the VI is a great time. I have vacationed in September and October and have lucked out both times. As Bill has said Octobers storms are less frequent than September. I would purchase travel insurance a precaution.



Posted : April 21, 2009 11:04 am
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Thanks for the info, our other concern is with the lots of rain the bug population is pretty great. We are big beach people and of course want everyday to be wonderful and sunny-no bugs.

Posted : April 21, 2009 6:20 pm
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Unless there is a front coming through our weather remains pretty constant year round with every day being a 20 to 30% chance of rain forecast. A quick shower usually gives way in minutes to sunshine and you can be driving down the road, pass through a quick shower and then come to the wet/dry mark on the road. This is the Caribbean so we have bugs. Rain brings out the mosquitoes, dry weather brings out the little "sugar ants." For the latter bring with you a good repellant and where the former are concerned, don't leave open food or crumbs laying around in the room.

Avoid the beach at sunset at all times which is when the "no seeums" (sand fleas) come out.

Have fun!

Posted : April 22, 2009 7:48 am
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Weather on our last trip in October was great, but we did miss Omar by just 2 days...
You talk about "sweating it".....But it all worked out...

Posted : April 23, 2009 3:38 pm
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We normally travel to St Thomas in January.... but last year we went in October. The humidity was much higher and there were many more insects. It wasn't horrible... but January was more to our liking. There isn't much to dislike about St I think anytime you go is awesome.

Posted : April 23, 2009 10:44 pm
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We went in October a couple of years ago...did St John that trip and it was during a dry hot spell followed by torrents of rain for several days straight...we agreed that while the price was right that trip, we prefer April and the more consistent weather. It was sweltering and then buggy...but no surprise. October is one of the rainest months in the USVI.

Posted : April 27, 2009 8:58 pm

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