Adapting to the climate in Haiti

Hello everyone,

Adjusting to new climatic conditions is key in any expatriation process. Moving to Haiti is no exception.

What are the climate characteristics of Haiti?

How does the local weather impact your daily life, mood or health?

What are the pros and cons of the climate in Haiti?

Share you advice and help people adapt quickly to their new weather environment.

Thanks in advance,


I don't live in Haiti full-time; I travel there about once a year.  Since electrical service is "iffy" at best (frequent disruptions and outages), be prepared for the heat without A/C  (some people have generators for those times).   Haiti is in the tropics so expect humidity, heat and the possibility for hurricanes.  Personally, I don't mind the heat but the director at the orphanage where I serve has a hard time dealing with the heat.

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