Hey ya'll it's only 5 days til I move, so I am doing my packing. When I lived on STX before it was from March to August. So I was wondering if the nights were any cooler during the winter months? Or is it basically the same as the rest of the year, hot and muggy! Do I need a hoodie sweatshirt? Light jacket? It's 9' right now with a foot of snow where I am, so anything above 45' is a heat wave for me. :@)
Thanks and see ya'll soon!
It's not the same as the rest of the year. I have a fleece and several lightweight jackets. You'll use 'em at night. Blanket on the bed doesn't hurt either when the trade winds kick up to 20.
I just finished a housesitting gig on STX with a hot tub. You wouldn't think you'd use one here, but you do.
ETA: Plus everyone air conditions the hell out of the inside. I worked in an office that was regularly kept in the low 60s. *I* kept a space heater under my desk. It was ridiculous. Dunno what you do for work, but if you anticipate spending anytime indoors in an office or retail setting, I would definitely bring some things with sleeves.
I remember shivering so bad one night at Sub-Way that I could not eat my sandwich. The AC must have been on 65'.
I will be working outside at VISFI on the west end in there natural building program. I was a Chef in my past life, but now I do green building and carpentry work. If anyone needs any handyman work just let me know. I am shipping all my tools down today so I will be able to work on small jobs for now.
Totally agree with Terry, you won't need anything heavier your first season. But you do want to have at least 3 to 5 days worth of "winter clothes" for going back to visit family or going on vacations in winter. I keep 2 days worth (closet space is generally precious in stx) here and the rest at families homes.
I'm on the beach, with a steady breeze, and use a sheet during winter nights.
If you are diving or snorkeling, be aware that water temperature may be 76F in the winter (86 in summer).
I gave away all heavy clothing before moving to St. Croix and don't miss any of it. (I kept a blazer, dress shirt, and two ties for trips back home to Europe. No need for them here.)
One exception to the above: Some places are air conditioned and can be very cold.