Like all Caribbean islands, the climate of St Vincent and the Grenadines stays hot and tropical throughout the year. The average daily temperatures of 80°F (27°C) tend to be tempered by trade winds, ensuring pleasant weather year-round. The driest time on the island is between January and April but brief, sporadic showers occur throughout the year. Hurricane season is generally from June to October (most storms pass north of the Grenadines), and July tends to have the wettest weather. The best time to visit St Vincent is between December and April, when the weather is dry, however this is the high season so the islands will be more crowded and accommodation may be more expensive. To the south, the Grenadines' weather tends to be a little drier and warmer, however the difference is marginal.