Best time to go to Jamaica for a perfect weather and where to go?
Get the best time to visit Jamaica from seasonal averages in many locations like Montego Bay or Port Antonio right here.
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 across more than 59% of the territory for: January, February, March and December
- The weather is tolerable all year to go to Kingston
- On average, it is hot all year round in Kingston
- The rainiest months in this city are May, September and October
- The cities with the best climate are Ocho Rios, Port Maria and Runaway Bay, with good weather at least 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|
|January||76°F to 81°F||
|tolerable to perfect*|
|February||76°F to 81°F||
|tolerable to perfect*|
|March||76°F to 81°F||
|tolerable to good*|
|April||77°F to 83°F||
|May||79°F to 85°F||
|June||81°F to 85°F||
|July||81°F to 85°F||
|August||81°F to 86°F||
|September||81°F to 86°F||
|October||79°F to 85°F||
|November||77°F to 83°F||
|December||76°F to 83°F||
|tolerable to good*|
Best time to travel to Jamaica by cities
The best months to go to Kingston are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.
The best months to go to Montego Bay are january, february, march, april, june, july, november and december.
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.
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.
Where to go in Jamaica?
This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).
Map of Jamaica
Click over cities for information about the weather.
What can I do in Jamaica?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
Crafts / shopping
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, Port Morant, Black River, and 7 other cities.
So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.