Hi Gayle Anne, I left along with a bunch of other cruisers from the Royal Cape Yacht club in February...en route
for St. Helena. It seems the world's weather
patterns are up in there lol, but as a rule
of thumb, the beginning of summer is reasonable to assume the weather at (local) sea will behave... It is the late summer/autumn that hurricanes (in hurricane
associated places) are to be considered and it is best to avoid these areas... I am sure you would want a copy of one of several books
on times to cruise
and when to avoid areas...
Not trying to promote any books
here, but I have a book on amazon that describes the times and places I sailed, from Cape Town through the Caribbean, through Panama
canal , the Galapagos
, several south Pacific
islands, and Australia as well as New Zealand
and then against the trades back to Hawaii
. I avoided hurricanes in the Caribbean and parts
of the Pacific by finding a recognised, safe "hurricane hole" nand just hung out for 3 months! What a fun time! Take plenty of vittels and things to do!!
Days of Deja vu...best of luck to you !