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 in Jamaica ?

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

  • In Jamaica, the weather is good everywhere in January, February and April
  • The most favorable months to visit 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 month in this city are June and September
  • Ocho Rios is the city with the best climate with favorable weather 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all the year in Kingston

For all 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 weather Jamaica in january
good weather Jamaica in february
partially perfect weather Jamaica in march
good weather Jamaica in april
partially good weather Jamaica in may
partially good weather Jamaica in june
partially good weather Jamaica in july
partially good weather Jamaica in august
partially good weather Jamaica in september
okay weather Jamaica in october
partially good weather Jamaica in november
partially good weather Jamaica in december

When to go in Jamaica by cities


Best time to visit Kingston

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

Montego Bay

Best time to visit Montego Bay

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


Best time to visit Negril

The best months to visit Negril are january, february, march, april, may, november et december.

Ocho Rios

Best time to visit Ocho Rios

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


Best time to visit Ewarton

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

Climate and Weather of 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 rainfall month by month for the cities of of Kingston, of Montego Bay, of Negril, of Ocho Rios et of Ewarton, as well as the sea temperature months by month for the coastal cities..


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Map of Jamaica

Hover on cities to obtain information about weather.

About of Jamaica

What to do in Jamaica ?

Beaches / bathing

Nature and landscapes

Culture and heritage


Suitable for families

Crafts / shopping


Night life

Are these weather information for Jamaica reliable?

Climate data for Jamaica are raised every day since January 2009.Also, 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 et Port Morant.

So yes: these data are 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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