Roseau, Dominica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Roseau, Dominica? If you're planning to go to Roseau, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Roseau, Dominica

Based on the climate and weather in Roseau, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Roseau, Dominica

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Roseau, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Roseau, Dominica by month

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January

If you visit Roseau during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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February

February for Roseau is hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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March

In March, Roseau is hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Roseau, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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April

In April, Roseau is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Roseau, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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May

If you visit Roseau during May, you might see that it is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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June

June in Roseau is constantly hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Roseau in July, you will notice that it can be very hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August for Roseau is consistently hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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September

September here can be sweltering and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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October

If you vacation in Roseau during October, you may find that it is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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November

November is hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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December

December in Roseau is hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for Roseau, Dominica

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Roseau.

If you intend to check out the majestic Roseau Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you go to the Dominica Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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