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Barbados - General Info and Weather

Geography
Barbados is a coral island 21 miles long by 14 miles wide. It is the easternmost island in the Caribbean and is flanked by the Caribbean Sea on its west coast and the Atlantic Ocean on its east coast.

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Population
279, 000 approximately

Airport
Grantley Adams International

Time difference
GMT - 4 hours

Currency
Local currency is the Barbados dollar which is linked to the US dollar (US$1 = BDS$2 approximately). US currency and major credit cards are also generally accepted.

Electricity
The electricity is 110 volts/50 cycles. Plugs are either US-style with 2 flat blades or 2 flat blades with a round grounding pin. Solar power is generally used for hot water systems.

Climate
Barbados enjoys a stable climate. The temperature rarely falls below 23C or rises above 30C. There is a definite "wet season" from July to November and a "dry season" with minimum rainfall recorded in February and March. Water temperature in Barbados averages 78 degrees F (25 degrees C) year-round and water clarity is excellent. The below temperatures are maximum average temperatures in degrees Celsius. The rainfall is recorded in inches. This information should be treated as a guide only. barbados temperature chart Barbados is an all-year destination, with the highest temperatures generally recorded during the summer months between May and October. Humidity is also higher during this time and there is increased hurricane activity.
If you have any concerns regarding hurricanes and the timing of your Barbados holiday then here are a couple of sites that can provide more detailed information:


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