Saint Helena, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Saint Helena, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha? If you're planning to go to Saint Helena, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Saint Helena, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

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

What to wear/what to pack for Saint Helena, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha by month

January

If you visit Saint Helena during January, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

February

February is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

March

If you are traveling to Saint Helena in March, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

April

In April, Saint Helena is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Saint Helena, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

May

In May, Saint Helena is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Saint Helena, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans

June

In June, Saint Helena is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Saint Helena, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

July

If you visit Saint Helena during July, you are likely to find that it is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts

August

If you go to Saint Helena in August, you will notice that it is crisp and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

September

In September, Saint Helena is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Saint Helena, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

October

If you go to Saint Helena in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

November

November here is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Saint Helena, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Saint Helena
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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