Jamaica climate guide

Temperature in Jamaica (°F)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
84°F maximum daytime temperature in January in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
84°F maximum daytime temperature in February in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
86°F maximum daytime temperature in March in Jamaica (Montego Bay)86
86°F maximum daytime temperature in April in Jamaica (Montego Bay)86
86°F maximum daytime temperature in May in Jamaica (Montego Bay)86
88°F maximum daytime temperature in June in Jamaica (Montego Bay)88
90°F maximum daytime temperature in July in Jamaica (Montego Bay)90
90°F maximum daytime temperature in August in Jamaica (Montego Bay)90
88°F maximum daytime temperature in September in Jamaica (Montego Bay)88
88°F maximum daytime temperature in October in Jamaica (Montego Bay)88
86°F maximum daytime temperature in November in Jamaica (Montego Bay)86
84°F maximum daytime temperature in December in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
Min temperature (night-time)
68°F minimum night-time temperature in January in Jamaica (Montego Bay)68
68°F minimum night-time temperature in February in Jamaica (Montego Bay)68
70°F minimum night-time temperature in March in Jamaica (Montego Bay)70
72°F minimum night-time temperature in April in Jamaica (Montego Bay)72
73°F minimum night-time temperature in May in Jamaica (Montego Bay)73
73°F minimum night-time temperature in June in Jamaica (Montego Bay)73
73°F minimum night-time temperature in July in Jamaica (Montego Bay)73
73°F minimum night-time temperature in August in Jamaica (Montego Bay)73
73°F minimum night-time temperature in September in Jamaica (Montego Bay)73
73°F minimum night-time temperature in October in Jamaica (Montego Bay)73
72°F minimum night-time temperature in November in Jamaica (Montego Bay)72
70°F minimum night-time temperature in December in Jamaica (Montego Bay)70
Sea temperature
81°F sea temperature in January in Jamaica (Montego Bay)81
81°F sea temperature in February in Jamaica (Montego Bay)81
81°F sea temperature in March in Jamaica (Montego Bay)81
81°F sea temperature in April in Jamaica (Montego Bay)81
82°F sea temperature in May in Jamaica (Montego Bay)82
84°F sea temperature in June in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
84°F sea temperature in July in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
84°F sea temperature in August in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
84°F sea temperature in September in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
84°F sea temperature in October in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
84°F sea temperature in November in Jamaica (Montego Bay)84
82°F sea temperature in December in Jamaica (Montego Bay)82

Sunshine & Daylight in Jamaica

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
7 hours of sunshine per day (65% of daylight hours) in January in Jamaica7
8 hours of sunshine per day (65% of daylight hours) in February in Jamaica8
8 hours of sunshine per day (65% of daylight hours) in March in Jamaica8
8 hours of sunshine per day (66% of daylight hours) in April in Jamaica8
7 hours of sunshine per day (54% of daylight hours) in May in Jamaica7
7 hours of sunshine per day (52% of daylight hours) in June in Jamaica7
8 hours of sunshine per day (59% of daylight hours) in July in Jamaica8
8 hours of sunshine per day (59% of daylight hours) in August in Jamaica8
7 hours of sunshine per day (54% of daylight hours) in September in Jamaica7
6 hours of sunshine per day (54% of daylight hours) in October in Jamaica6
7 hours of sunshine per day (58% of daylight hours) in November in Jamaica7
7 hours of sunshine per day (60% of daylight hours) in December in Jamaica7
Daily hours of daylight
11 hours of daylight per day in January in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
12 hours of daylight per day in February in Jamaica (Montego Bay)12
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Jamaica (Montego Bay)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Jamaica (Montego Bay)13
13 hours of daylight per day in May in Jamaica (Montego Bay)13
13 hours of daylight per day in June in Jamaica (Montego Bay)13
13 hours of daylight per day in July in Jamaica (Montego Bay)13
13 hours of daylight per day in August in Jamaica (Montego Bay)13
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Jamaica (Montego Bay)12
12 hours of daylight per day in October in Jamaica (Montego Bay)12
11 hours of daylight per day in November in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
11 hours of daylight per day in December in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11

Rainfall in Jamaica

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
8 days with some rainfall in January in Jamaica (Montego Bay)8
6 days with some rainfall in February in Jamaica (Montego Bay)6
6 days with some rainfall in March in Jamaica (Montego Bay)6
7 days with some rainfall in April in Jamaica (Montego Bay)7
12 days with some rainfall in May in Jamaica (Montego Bay)12
13 days with some rainfall in June in Jamaica (Montego Bay)13
13 days with some rainfall in July in Jamaica (Montego Bay)13
13 days with some rainfall in August in Jamaica (Montego Bay)13
14 days with some rainfall in September in Jamaica (Montego Bay)14
16 days with some rainfall in October in Jamaica (Montego Bay)16
11 days with some rainfall in November in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
9 days with some rainfall in December in Jamaica (Montego Bay)9
Average monthly rainfall (inches)
3.3 inches monthly rainfall in January in Jamaica (Montego Bay)3.3
2.7 inches monthly rainfall in February in Jamaica (Montego Bay)2.7
1.1 inches monthly rainfall in March in Jamaica (Montego Bay)1.1
2.1 inches monthly rainfall in April in Jamaica (Montego Bay)2.1
3.9 inches monthly rainfall in May in Jamaica (Montego Bay)3.9
4.8 inches monthly rainfall in June in Jamaica (Montego Bay)4.8
2.1 inches monthly rainfall in July in Jamaica (Montego Bay)2.1
3.7 inches monthly rainfall in August in Jamaica (Montego Bay)3.7
5.0 inches monthly rainfall in September in Jamaica (Montego Bay)5.0
6.5 inches monthly rainfall in October in Jamaica (Montego Bay)6.5
4.3 inches monthly rainfall in November in Jamaica (Montego Bay)4.3
4.1 inches monthly rainfall in December in Jamaica (Montego Bay)4.1

More climate for Jamaica

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in January in Jamaica (Montego Bay)8
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in February in Jamaica (Montego Bay)10
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in April in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in May in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in June in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in July in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in August in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in September in Jamaica (Montego Bay)11
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in October in Jamaica (Montego Bay)10
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in November in Jamaica (Montego Bay)9
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in December in Jamaica (Montego Bay)8
Heat & Humidity
Moderate heat & humidity in January in Jamaica (Montego Bay)M
Moderate heat & humidity in February in Jamaica (Montego Bay)M
Moderate heat & humidity in March in Jamaica (Montego Bay)M
High heat & humidity in April in Jamaica (Montego Bay)H
High heat & humidity in May in Jamaica (Montego Bay)H
High heat & humidity in June in Jamaica (Montego Bay)H
Very high heat & humidity in July in Jamaica (Montego Bay)VH
Very high heat & humidity in August in Jamaica (Montego Bay)VH
Very high heat & humidity in September in Jamaica (Montego Bay)VH
High heat & humidity in October in Jamaica (Montego Bay)H
High heat & humidity in November in Jamaica (Montego Bay)H
Moderate heat & humidity in December in Jamaica (Montego Bay)M

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Jamaica, represented by Montego Bay, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Jamaica climate overview

Jamaica is the largest English-speaking country in the Caribbean, having been a British colony for over 300 years. Famous for its laid-back pace of life and reggae music, it is also one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.

It is a large island stretching 230 kilometres (145 miles) from east to west with a range of mountains running more or less along its length, rising to over 2,250 metres (7,400 ft) in the east.

The coastal areas of the north are the most popular tourist destinations, for example Port Antonio and Ocio Rios in the east, and Montego Bay and Negril in the west. Along much of this north coastline there are scenic beaches and secluded coves. The south coast is more rugged and less developed with rocky headlands and fewer beaches.

Jamaica's interior is varied, ranging from the dramatic Cockpit Country in the west, a vast limestone plateau with thousands of conical shaped hummocks forming caves and ravines, to the spectacular Blue Mountains in the east. The vegetation is a mixture of luxuriant tropical forest and lush coffee plantations.

The capital, Kingston, lies in the shadow of the Blue Mountains, which provide an impressive backdrop to its old colonial architecture.

The island has a tropical climate with two distinct wet seasons. It rains during May and June, and from September to November. This is followed by a long dry season running from December to April. Any rainfall during this period is usually associated with cold fronts migrating southwards from North America, but in mountain areas showers can develop on any day.

The Northern Hemisphere winter season from November to April is generally the sunniest time of the year, and the most popular with tourists. However Jamaica has a lot of sunshine throughout the year, even during the wet seasons.

At higher elevations clouds are more likely to form but even in the Blue Mountains in June or October there is good chance of 4 hours of sunshine a day, while on the coast around Negril and Montego Bay this can be as much as 7 hours.

Daytime temperatures are fairly constant year-round and lower in mountain areas. There is heat and humidity in all months of the year, and the most uncomfortable months in this respect are from July to October especially on the coast.

The region is prone to hurricanes from July to October. Although a direct hit on Jamaica is rare, if you are unfortunate enough to be there when a hurricane passes within a few hundred miles, there can be a lot of rain.

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