We go for 2 weeks every year in Sept. The main affects of a hurricane that is out at sea will be a cloudy day or two, waves bigger than usual, and/or the loss of the tradewinds for a few days (it's very hot without the wind.)
Yes, we have been....tradewinds stopped and it was very, very hot for a few days. That was it. We'll be there again next month from Sept. 8-22.
We usually travel to the Caribbean in October, and because of this we usually go to Aruba. I'm not sure if the exact figure, but Aruba has not had that many hurricanes affect it in the past 20 years. It is outside the hurricane belt, every time I have been there the weather has been nothing but perfect and it has always been during hurricane season.
How about in August.
Should I get Trip insurance for huricanes if am going to aruba in august?
I would think not. There was once, quite a few years ago when Aruba caught the backlash of Hurricane Lenny, in November, I think. It rained the who week, no sun whatsoever. This is not the norm and has never happed to us again.
i read this and thought a hurricane was around the islands. what a relief when i realized the posting date
Yes, the person actually searched the threads prior to asking and brought up her question on an older thread because it had the same topic. Great job.
The last time Aruba was affected by a Hurricane was August of 2007. Yes during these times you can experiance rain, stronger winds, rougher surf etc. You are far more likely to encounter difficulty flying to and from Aruba in the Fall than to experiamce any extreme weather conditions while on Aruba. Personally around the third week in September is one of my favorite times to be in Aruba.
We were in Aruba in September '07 during Hurricane Felix. It didn't hit the island, but swung north.
We lost a morning to the storm, and it was pretty nasty the overnight before. Our resort was pretty flooded. The Manchebo was passing out yellow ponchos so you could venture out without getting drenched. The hotel told us it was the worst storm they had in a while (for what it's worth...who knows if it's actually true).
By 1 or so that afternoon, the storm had cleared. We were back on the beach, though there was a pretty large sand shelf from the storm. We lost our dinner reservation at Passions that night, since they closed because of the storm. Our snorkeling trip got pushed back two days because of the surf.
It wasn't a huge deal. Yes, it did stink to lose a morning on the beach, and I was ticked that we lost our night at Passions, but it was pretty small potatoes compared to what can go wrong on vacation.
We had great weather otherwise in September. In the 80s with a decent trade wind. A few showers/thunderstorms at night, but those were very brief.