When is the best time to go to Montego Bay?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Montego Bay are January, February, March, April, July, November and December
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • The rainiest months are May, August, September and October
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Montego Bay

For full information about the climate and weather in Montego Bay a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F/81°F
February 76°F/83°F
March 77°F/83°F
April 79°F/83°F
May 81°F/85°F
June 81°F/86°F
July 81°F/86°F
August 83°F/86°F
September 83°F/86°F
October 81°F/86°F
November 79°F/85°F
December 79°F/83°F

Weather and climate in Montego Bay

Montego Bay enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Montego Bay is 85°F (ranging from 81°F in january to 86°F in august). Annual rainfall is 62.8in, with a minimum of 1.8in in february and a maximum of 9in in may.
  • Between the months of january and may the climate is beautiful. At lunchtime, it's 85°F in average and you can expect to have 9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between june and august the climate is passable, but still OK. It is for example 86°F as maximum temperature in august and it rains in august about 7.7in.
  • In september the climate is unfavorable. In average, on the morning it is 83°F and you can expect to have 7.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of october the climate is just OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 83°F and, in october, 12 days of rain are expected.
  • From november to december the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 88°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Montego Bay

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Montego Bay: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Montego Bay

Find out when Montego Bay has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Montego Bay

  • Very low season in Montego Bay
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in Montego Bay
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April and November.
  • High season in Montego Bay
    The number of visitors to Montego Bay is high in: July and August.
  • Peak season in Montego Bay
    The largest number of tourists visiting Montego Bay is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Montego Bay month by month

Best time for low prices in Montego Bay

Average prices of hotels in Montego Bay month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Montego Bay. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, March is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Montego Bay

A return flight between London and Montego Bay is generally cheaper if you go in may ($ 775 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 292 more for your airline ticket to Montego Bay if you go in july.

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Average price of hiring a car in Montego Bay

On average, it costs $ 23 per day to hire a car in Montego Bay. This price varies by $ 3.6 depending on the month. In september, hiring a car costs an average of $ 20 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in february is $ 23.

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