Jamaica weather averages for holidays in 2016/2017

Check Jamaica weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2016/2017. Today's maximum temperature in Jamaica is expected to be 30°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 29°C. The weather guide for Jamaica shown below is for Montego Bay. Read more about the weather in Jamaica.

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Jamaica weather averages

Check Jamaica weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Jamaica are July and August with an average maximum temperature of 32°C. The sunniest months are February, March, April, July and August with on average 8 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are February and March with 6 days. The sea is at its warmest in Jamaica in June, July, August, September, October and November with an average sea temperature of 29°C. The Jamaica weather averages shown below are for Montego Bay.

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Days with some rainfall

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Jamaica weather today

Here is the weather in Jamaica today, Monday 5th December 2016. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Jamaica with a maximum temperature of 30°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and 6 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0-2 mm of rainfall expected with 35% chance of some rain and a moderate breeze of 26 kph from the east. The weather forecast shown below is for Montego Bay.

  • 30
    °C maximum temperature
  • 25
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 6
    hours of sunshine
  • 35
    % chance of some rain
  • <2
    mm of rainfall expected
  • M
    moderate heat & humidity
  • 26
    kph wind from E

5-day weather forecast

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

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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.

Tropical storm risk: Jamaica hurricane season

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The Jamaica tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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Jamaica holiday weather averages by month

Check Jamaica holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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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.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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USA (Washington)
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