Masks Required (updated 13 Jan 2022)
😷 Indoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public indoor spaces 😷 Outdoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public outdoor spaces where you cannot socially distance, or where there are 50 or more people
Busness Closure & Dry Law (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🛒 All businesses that serve the public must remain closed from midnight until 5am. Exceptions to closure include supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, health facilities, hospitals, among others. Restaurants, clubs, bars, etc ARE closed midnight to 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
🍺 Dry Law (no sale nor public consumption of alcohol) is in effect from midnight until 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🍔 ALL CUSTOMERS (2 years old and older) must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results - In order to be admitted to food establishments you are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival at the restaurant, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per executive order EO-2021-081.
👪 The capacity of "any place that serves (and people consume) drinks or prepared food" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to restaurants, bars, theaters, food courts, etc. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Stores, Offices & similar places that serve the public indoors (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🛒 The capacity in all facilities that "serve the public indoors" will be limited to 75%. This applies to stores, malls, offices, etc. Effective 17 Jan 2022 through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2022-002.
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party (5 years old and older) are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older. If you are unvaccinated and staying more than a week, you are required to show new negative test results weekly. Per executive order EO-2021-062 and EO-2021-075.
Tours & Excursions (updated 13 Jan 2022)
⛵ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of less than 250 people at facilities that encourage crowding, indoor or outdoor, must show proof of vaccination OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. This applies to everyone 5 years old and older. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted to attend these events at all. Effective 22 December 2021, per EO-2021-080, and modified by EO-2022-002
👪 The capacity of "event or activity venues" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to stadiums, coliseums, convention centers, theaters, etc. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 30 Dec 2021)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, and must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 20 Dec 2021)
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 27 Dec 2021, per EO-2021-081)
All DOMESTIC travelers (2 years old and older) arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show BOTH
  1. negative COVID test results from test administerd by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in PR AND
  2. either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery.
  • If you do not have your test results upon arrival, you have 48 hours to produce those results, or you will be fined $300 per person.
  • If you are un-vaccinated, you are required to quarantine for 7 days, even if you have negative test results.
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.
📄 ALL TRAVELERS arriving in Puerto Rico are required to submit a travel declaration upon arrival via the PR Government Travel Safe website. This is where you will upload your COVID vaccination card and/or negative COVID test results.

Current Puerto Rico Weather & Storm Tracking

Quick Links: Weather Averages | Hurricanes/Storms

Current Conditions
Last Updated on Jan 18 2022, 10:56 am AST

81.0°F
27.0°C
SAN JUAN
A Few Clouds
Winds Variable at 5.8 MPH (5 KT)
Currently feels like 85°F / 29°C
Relative Humidity: 70%
Visibility: 10.00 miles
6-Day Forecast
Last Updated on Jan 18 2022 @ 1:15 PM AST
Today
Jan
18
83°F high / 81°F low
Scattered Clouds
Wed
Jan
19
82°F high / 82°F low
Light Rain
Thu
Jan
20
82°F high / 82°F low
Light Rain
Fri
Jan
21
82°F high / 82°F low
Clear Sky
Sat
Jan
22
82°F high / 82°F low
Light Rain
Sun
Jan
23
82°F high / 82°F low
Light Rain

Last Refreshed Jan 18 2022 @ 1:15 pm AST

When you’re planning a vacation, especially to a Caribbean island like Puerto Rico, you’re always watching the weather reports. That’s understandable considering the cost of airfare, lodging and any of your scheduled day trips. We’re providing the information and resources on this page so that you can see the latest weather reports for Puerto Rico as that big day gets closer.

What’s the Short-Term Forecast?

The graphic to the right shows the current weather conditions and the weather forecast for the San Juan area for the next week or so. You’ll notice that the average daytime temperature is around 85°F and it says there is a chance of rain almost every day. That forecast is normal for every day of the year! The temperatures will be a little higher along the coast, and a little lower up in the mountains. And rain … we’re in the tropics … it rains almost every day. But typically not "day-long downpours that will ruin my vacation" rain. Figure that you’ll experience short showers throughout the day, with clear, bright sunny skies in between.

Notice that typically the rain is scattered across the island and it moves in and back out pretty quickly. Again … not enough rain to ruin your day. Pack a small umbrella, or one of those raincoats that fold up real small, and you’ll be fine.

Even if it does rain, there are plenty of things to do around the island that you probably wouldn’t have done if it was a nice, sunny day. So take advantage of the less-than-perfect day and go to a museum or shopping.

If you want a more detailed forecast, the National Weather Service offers a comprehensive 7-day forecast for the San Juan area.

What Will The Weather Be Like In The Coming Months?

You’re probably looking at the current weather forecast from above and thinking "That’s really great that it’s sunny in Puerto Rico today. But what will the weather be like when I’m there on my vacation?"

That’s a really hard question to answer because the weather changes here like, well … the weather!

This table should give you some idea of what the typical weather is like in the month you’ll be visiting. It shows 30-year average high and low temperatures, 53-year record high and low temperatures, 52-year average relative humidity, average coastal ocean temperature, average rainfall, and approximate sunrise/sunset times on a monthly basis. So, even though we don’t have a crystal ball to tell you exactly what the weather will be, we can give you an idea of what to expect.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
30-Year Average High (°F) 82.4 82.8 83.4 84.9 86.3 87.6 87.4 87.8 87.8 87.5 85.1 83.2
30-Year Average Low (°F) 70.8 70.9 71.7 73.2 74.9 76.6 76.9 77.0 76.5 75.6 74.0 72.1
53-Year Record High (°F) 92.0 96.0 96.0 97.0 96.0 97.0 95.0 97.0 97.0 98.0 96.0 94.0
53-Year Record Low (°F) 61.0 62.0 60.0 64.0 66.0 69.0 69.0 70.0 69.0 46.0 66.0 59.0
Avg Relative Humidity – Morning (%) 81 80 77 75 77 76 79 79 79 80 81 81
Avg Relative Humidity – Afternoon (%) 65 62 60 62 66 64 67 67 67 67 67 66
Avg Coastal Water Temp (°F) 77 78 78 79 80 81 82 83 83 82 81 80
Average Rainfall (inches) 3.02 2.30 2.14 3.71 5.29 3.52 4.16 5.22 5.60 5.06 6.17 4.57
Average Number of Days with Rain 16.9 12.8 12.2 12.6 15.4 13.5 17.2 17.6 16.6 16.8 17.5 17.9
Approximate Sunrise (AM) 7:00 7:00 6:30 6:15 5:45 5:45 6:00 6:00 6:15 6:15 6:30 6:45
Approximate Sunset (PM) 6:15 6:30 6:30 6:45 6:45 7:00 7:00 6:45 6:30 6:00 5:45 5:45
Temperature, Humidity & Rainfall Data from NOAA National Data Center. Coastal Water Temperature Data from NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center. Sunrise/Sunset Data from Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory.

 

What About Tropical Storms & Hurricanes?

Every once in a while we’re unlucky enough to be in the path of a tropical storm or hurricane. Luckily, Puerto Rico is a small target and we usually get passed by. You can use the map below to see if there are any storms brewing in the eastern Atlantic or Caribbean areas that may be a threat to the island.

The weather map below is the latest Caribbean satellite map from the National Hurricane Center. This map shows current weather systems. For those of you that are geographically challenged, we’ve circled Puerto Rico on the map. Areas of the map that are dark blue are clear areas. Cyan and green represent clouds. As the colors change from green to yellow to orange to red the weather is getting worse.

Because they normally form far out in the Atlantic, storms typically move from right to left (east to west) on the map. So something to the right (east) of Puerto Rico may become a problem for us, while something to the left (west) of Puerto Rico is usually not an issue.

NASA GOES Weather Map

Large circular areas of yellow/orange with a red center may represent either a bad storm, tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane. If you see those on the map, you might want to take a look at the more detailed storm information from the National Hurricane Center, or this animated map from The Weather Channel.

The tropical weather systems that affect us usually originate far east of here, across the Atlantic Ocean, over near Africa. We use a wider Atlantic satellite map, like this one from Intellicast, to see the weather systems as they are just beginning to form.

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