The Next Season Is Firmly Here: The Dry Dry Season

When many talk of the weather in Belize, they talk about 2 seasons: The Dry and The Wet. The busy season and the slow season.

Churned up waters at Rocky Point
Winds can churn up the waters a bit…making them cloudy

But there are more. We are now exiting winter with milder weather and entering Spring or…the Dust Season. The Dry Dry Season. Time of Easter Winds. Sahara dust season. The end of cold fronts. The temperature and humidity are rising (goodbye good hair) and it’s springtime in Belize.

Hazy mornings give way to sunny clear afternoons.

Haze in the morning gives way to bluer skies by mid-day

Dust season is not the sexiest name and while you will be covered in a layer of dust when driving, this time of year has some very big advantages. No rain = lots and lots of sun. The stiff breezes from the ocean keep you cooler when you are on the island.

AND…drum roll please…there are no mosquitos (unless you get deep into the bush) I haven’t applied bug spray in weeks – even when driving waaay north to Rocky Point Permit Camp.

Bugs in Belize and How to Keep Them at Bay

Downsides: Well…dust along the roads. You are going to be dusty. And it can be quite windy though not every day. High winds can make for tougher days if you plan to SCUBA/snorkel and/or flyfish. But great days if you plan to sail or kitesurf.

Pelicans soaring on the wind
Pelicans coasting along the windy beach

During the dust season, you may want to take many showers (Wet wipes and 80s astringent – like Seabreeze- feel like a dream. You’ll be a superstar if you are the one in your group with the cool cleansing packet of wipes) Your golf cart will be covered in dust.

For wind and weather forecasts, always look at Windfinder.

It makes you extra thankful for the paved roads and the town workers who sweep up the roads in town. And the folks that hose down the roads to keep the dust down.

So welcome to Spring in Belize. Perhaps it’s our shortest season. A great time to visit.

See my packing list for your trip to Ambergris Caye

Next up: Summer – May to August (hot and rains can start – predominantly at night), Storm Season – August to October/November (hot and humid, storms are a possibility not a given)

Each season has benefits! Like come to visit in September – the month of Belize’s independence – and you might find yourself in a parade.

For more specifics, check out What Exactly Is Rainy Season and What to Pack

We’ll see you soon.

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4 Comments

  1. Dar on March 17th, 2024 at 10:37 am

    I’d like to let you know, I love receiving your fabulous articles!!

    I’m in Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. I purchased a lot of land years ago in Secret Beach!

    I miss Belize, wet or dry season!!

    Thanks for spreading cheer & tranquility to us all.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Warmest wishes!

    • San Pedro Scoop on March 17th, 2024 at 1:48 pm

      Happy St Paddy’s day. I totally forgot until I saw cart after cart of visitors dressed in green heading to town. Should be a fun party 🙂

  2. Scott Simmons on March 17th, 2024 at 11:13 am

    I’ll take the dust and no mosquitoes any day. Thanks always for the Scoop, R!

    • San Pedro Scoop on March 17th, 2024 at 1:47 pm

      Right? I think it’s a fair trade-off. I’m with you.

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