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Hurricane season for the North Atlantic is from June 1 to December 1. One of the more frustrating parts of sailing to the Caribbean is the seasonal weather change. June and July are months with normally few hurricanes or tropical storms, and some boats will sail to the Caribbean during those months to take advantage of the warmer weather, and then head for Trinidad as fast as possible to wait out hurricane season there before starting their Caribbean cruising. However, sailing can be difficult as Tropical Depressions and Tropical Waves roll through the Caribbean with alternating calms and high winds and oscillations in the direction of the winds. At the other end of hurricane season, in December and January, are the "Christmas winds" which are stronger and occasionally nasty again. The rest of the time, the Caribbean is most notable for the constancy of its winds, which usually blow hard, and sometimes blow harder.