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(@lmcneil1125)
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Worse case scenero what are the summer months like on St. John? Half of my family say no way to hot, I say oh come on how bad can it be? Well how bad can it be?

 
Posted : January 14, 2009 6:54 pm
(@linda-j)
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As they say, it's not the heat, it's the humidity. But even at that, if you find a villa with a breeze and a/c, you should be fine. During the summer, it will be 75 or so at night and 85 - 90 in the daytime.

 
Posted : January 14, 2009 7:12 pm
(@gerie)
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lmcnell1125,

I don't know where you and your family live, but I live in New York, and summers here can be brutally hot and humid. I go to St. Thomas each August, and the weather then is much better than it is at home. NY August humidity is disgusting. On the islands you don't feel it as much. There are breezes and beautiful waters to dive into to keep cool.

 
Posted : January 14, 2009 8:38 pm
(@rickg)
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DC is hotter than STJ in the summer. The sun can sometimes feel crackly hot, but that's standing with no shade for a couple of hours waiting for the July 4 parade. It's a great time to visit with low season rates, fewer people and warm ocean.

I'll see ya there.

Cheers, RickG

 
Posted : January 15, 2009 12:13 am
(@sherri)
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I've had many guests tell me they came down to cool off! (tu)
A great time of year to travel cheeper!

 
Posted : January 15, 2009 7:33 am
(@billd)
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On the west side, like Cruz Bay, it gets pretty hot as there is no wind. On the east end, Coral Bay, it is very nice.

I agree with all the other writers here. It is much, much worse up north!'

Come down and see for yourself. Or stay up north and sweat!

billd

 
Posted : January 15, 2009 7:53 am
(@chris-at-work)
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We always visit during the summer, more for the lower rates than anything else. Coming from Houston, heat & humidity are not an issue for us. If you want to go, remember August & September tend to be more active for tropical storms. June & July are our normal times. Get a villa with AC if humidity is an issue although that would be true year round for most anyway. Otherwise, get one higher up, facing east to insure a better chance of cooling trade winds.

 
Posted : January 16, 2009 8:35 am
(@notahippie)
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My wife and I were there in September - not "high" summer, but still summer. The temp was about the same as in Georgia that time of year. What we didn't know was that there can be humidity above 100% 🙂

Who cares what the temperature is. You'll be in paradise.

 
Posted : January 18, 2009 12:12 pm
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