Information & Facts
January and February are the coolest months with average daytime
highs reaching 81°F (27°C). July and August are typically the
warmest months with average daily highs reaching is 86°F
(30°C).Barbuda is relatively dry throughout most of the year except
during the rainy season (mid-September to November) when daily
showers can be expected. Hurricane season runs from June to
November and visitors are advised to keep an eye on the weather
forecast during this period.
English is the official language, but most locals speak
English patois (jargon or dialect).
The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the main form of currency
in Antigua and Barbuda, and it is tied to the US Dollar, with US$1
equal to EC$2.65 (long-standing, pegged rate). US currency can be
used nearly everywhere. Major currencies and travellers cheques can
be exchanged at the international banks in St John's and at many
hotels. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted but there are
not many ATMs in the area, so it is best to make arrangements
Local time in Antigua and Barbuda is GMT -4.