Jamaica weather averages

Going to Jamaica? Find the best month to visit Jamaica based on the weather.

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Check Jamaica weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Jamaica is expected to be 84°F, while the average maximum temperature in December is 84°F. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Montego Bay.

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The weather for Jamaica, represented by Montego Bay, shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Jamaica weather averages: best month

Jamaica Best month Averages
Warmest July & August 90°F
Sunniest February, March, April, July & August 8 hours per day
Least rain February & March 6 days
Warmest sea June, July, August, September, October & November 84°F

Jamaica climate guide

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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. The chart was processed from data supplied by the US Meteorological Agency (NOAA). Find out more about our data sources.

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Jamaica 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 USA

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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Popular Jamaica destinations

Below are average maximum temperatures at popular destinations in Jamaica in December. Select a destination to see the weather overview and compare average conditions with today's forecast.

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