Country

Grenada

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Country Summary

This page presents high-level information for Grenada's climate zones and its seasonal cycle for mean temperature and precipitation for the latest climatology, 1991-2020. Climate zone classifications are derived from the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, which divides climates into five main climate groups divided based on seasonal precipitation and temperature patterns. The five main groups are A (tropical), B (dry), C (temperate), D (continental), and E (polar). All climates except for those in the E group are assigned a seasonal precipitation sub-group (second letter).  Climate classifications are identified by hovering your mouse over the legend. A narrative overview of Grenada's country context and climate is provided following the visualizations.


Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification, 1991-2020
  • Af
  • Am
  • As/Aw
  • BWh
  • BWk
  • BSh
  • BSk
  • Csa
  • Csb
  • Csc
  • Cwa
  • Cwb
  • Cwc
  • Cfa
  • Cfb
  • Cfc
  • Dsa
  • Dsb
  • Dsc
  • Dsd
  • Dwa
  • Dwb
  • Dwc
  • Dwd
  • Dfa
  • Dfb
  • Dfc
  • Dfd
  • ET
  • EF

Grenada is a small island country located at 11° 58’ North latitude and 61° 20’ West longitude, the southern end of the Caribbean island chain between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Grenada consists of three islands with a total area of 345 square km (133 sq miles). Grenada is volcanic in origin, characterized by mountainous terrain with extensive corals and mangroves ringing the islands. Approximately 3% of the land area in the country is at sea level. The main towns and key socio-economic facilities are located on the coast. The highest point in the country is Mount Saint Catharine at 840 m. In 2009, Grenada has a population of 90,739 inhabitants. The large majority of the population is of African descent (more than 80%). The population growth rate is rough 1.5%. The Grenadian economy is mainly based on agriculture and tourism. Grenada's GDP was US$1.211 billion in 2008 and per capita GDP was US$13,400. The economy is strong with a growth rate of 3.7%. Important natural resources include timber, tropical fruit and deep-water harbors. Tourism is the main source of foreign exchange.