Jamaica weather overview

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Check on the Jamaica weather before you book your holiday. Whatever kind of trip you are planning, take a look at today's temperature, the outlook for tomorrow and what the weather is usually like at this time of year. The Jamaica weather guide shown below is for Montego Bay. Read more about the weather in Jamaica.

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Jamaica weather overview

Jamaica is a large, mountainous tropical island that lies to the south of Cuba and west of Haiti. Its Blue Mountains tower up to 2,700m (7,500 ft) and their northern slopes get substantial rainfall all year. Kingston's sheltered south coast and the popular tourist resorts of the north coast are much dryer. Most rain falls between May and October and there is the risk of a passing hurricane during the latter part of this period.

Temperatures are consistently hot with an average of 8 hours of daily sunshine throughout the year and sea breezes help to counter the effects of heat and humidity.

What to pack for Jamaica weather

Take light clothing of natural fibre to keep your cool in the moist heat, and take warmer cover-ups for the winter evenings and trips to higher ground.

Jamaica weather map: Select a destination

Select a destination from the Jamaica weather map below to view the individual holiday weather guide. Can't find the Jamaica weather destination you are after? Try the destination search.

Compare Jamaica weather with the United States

Below the Jamaica weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Jamaica (Montego Bay) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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Jamaica weather by month

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