Jamaica weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Jamaica.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Jamaica. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Jamaica (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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When is the best time to go to Jamaica?

The best time to go to Jamaica (Montego Bay) is February, March, April, July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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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.

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Which is the hottest month in Jamaica?

The hottest time of year in Montego Bay, Jamaica is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Jamaica?

In terms of rainfall, October is usually the wettest month in Montego Bay, Jamaica with 166mm on average. There are normally 16 days in October with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Jamaica?

The sunniest time of year in Montego Bay, Jamaica is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 66% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Jamaica?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Montego Bay, Jamaica in September when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

What is the flight time to Jamaica from the UK?

The flight time to Jamaica from the UK is typically 10 hours.

What is the time difference between Jamaica and the UK?

The time difference between Jamaica and the UK is GMT-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Jamaica?

The main language spoken in Jamaica is English.

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What is the currency in Jamaica?

The currency in Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar (JMD).

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Which plugs are used in Jamaica?

Jamaica uses electrical plug type A + B (110 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Jamaica?

They drive on the left side of the road in Jamaica.

Compare Jamaica weather with the USA

Below the Jamaica weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Jamaica (Montego Bay) and the USA (Washington).

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