Due to its locations in the Caribbean Sea, the Islands enjoy a mild, subtropical climate that is pleasant year-round. The weather remains fairly warm thanks to northeast trade winds and the moderating influence of the sea, regardless of season. Warm equatorial currents from the south meet with the Gulf Stream, keeping the water well mixed at a steady temperature.

However, the Caribbean Sea also makes the Islands quite humid, which can get uncomfortable during the summer when the thermometer reads 80 to 88°F (26 to 31°C). Winter temperatures are a slightly more comfortable 72 to 82°F (22 to 28°C). Most of the rain that falls on the British Virgin Islands comes between May and October (of course, contributions from hurricanes greatly increase the amount of precipitation the island receives). The winter period is relatively dry, with mostly sunny days.

Many tourists from colder climates prefer to visit during the winter, as the sunny weather on the Islands is a welcome change from home. Also, going during the winter avoids the possibility of tropical storms and hurricanes, which are quite frequent during the summer. The entire Caribbean area is prone to severe storms, so be prepared for disaster evacuation. Official hurricane season is between June 1 and November 1.