Barbados benefits from year-round sunshine, warm temperatures (28-29 degrees centigrade / 82-84 degrees fahrenheit is typical) and mild seasons, meaning there is never a bad time to visit. Days are sunny and fair with light breezes and balmy evenings. The most amount of rainfall occurs between July and October, however rain spells tend to be brief and are quickly followed by sunshine and blue skies. Tropical rainstorms sometimes occur over the summer, but fortunately hurricanes usually avoid Barbados. The last occasion when Barbados suffered a direct hit from a major hurricane was in 1955.