Jamaica: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Get the best time to visit Jamaica from seasonal averages in many locations like Montego Bay or Port Antonio right here.

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When is the best time to go to Jamaica?

When is the best time to go to Jamaica? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Jamaica, the weather is good everywhere in January, February and April
  • The best months to go to Kingston are January, February, March, April, May, July, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Kingston are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are June and September
  • Ocho Rios is the city with the best climate, with good weather 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Kingston

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Jamaica for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
good Jamaica in january
good Jamaica in february
tolerable to perfect* Jamaica in march
good Jamaica in april
tolerable to good* Jamaica in may
tolerable to good* Jamaica in june
tolerable to good* Jamaica in july
tolerable to good* Jamaica in august
bad to good* Jamaica in september
tolerable Jamaica in october
tolerable to good* Jamaica in november
tolerable to good* Jamaica in december

When to go to Jamaica by city

Kingston

Best time to go to Kingston

The best months to go to Kingston are january, february, march, april, may, july, november and december.

Montego Bay

Best time to go to Montego Bay

The best months to go to Montego Bay are january, february, march, april, may, november and december.

Negril

Best time to go to Negril

The best months to go to Negril are january, february, march, april, may, november and december.

Ocho Rios

Best time to go to Ocho Rios

The best months to go to Ocho Rios are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, november and december.

Ewarton

Best time to go to Ewarton

The best months to go to Ewarton are january, february, march, april, may, july, august and september.


Climate and Weather in Jamaica

In Jamaica, close to Puerto Rico and Cuba, it is possible to enjoy a tropical maritime climate. Temperatures are somewhat variable, with an overall pleasant warmth and a cooler climate within the mountains. In fact, temperatures here are influenced by the northeast trade winds.

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Traditionally, the rainy season extends from May to December, even if rainfall is rather slight and pretty rare. Due to its position in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica has fairly distinct seasons because the dry season - ranging from January to April - is a little quieter, it nevertheless has a rather close atmosphere to that of the wet season.

During the wet season in Jamaica, just as its neighbor, Puerto Rico, the temperature is also affected by the cyclone season and this, mainly from the months of June to November. They are usually sufficiently small enough to just barely affect the island, however, they are devastating and cause a lot of damage.

The annual rainfall is rather low throughout the entire year, however it does face a general significant increase in the northeast of the island and even more so in the mountains. Conversely, the south and the north-west coast towards Montego Bay are much drier. The temperature of the Caribbean Sea on the coast of Jamaica is very soft and warm, creating perfect swimming temperatures for the most part of the year.

In Kingston, which is the capital located in the southeast, one will find an equatorial type climate, where the temperature variations are rather low. The city is accessible all year round, thanks to the particularly enjoyable lifestyle and very pleasant weather.


Temperatures and rainfall in Jamaica

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Jamaica and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios and Ewarton, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Jamaica

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cities in Jamaica (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About Jamaica

What can I do in Jamaica?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for Jamaica reliable?

Climate data for Jamaica has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Jamaica allows us to determine the average for each month in Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Ewarton, Port Antonio and Port Morant.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

Average weather and best time to go: city by city in Jamaica:

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