The Best Time To Visit Jamaica
Being nestled in the Caribbean as it is, Jamaica’s weather can range from pleasant and comfortable to warm and humid. The rainy season generally runs during May and June, and then later in September through November, making these timeframes more humid than normal. Conversely, the ‘dry’ season runs from July through August and December through April. Even during “rainy season,” though, there are rarely any days when it rains all day long. In fact, rain in Jamaica often comes in portions dedicated to either of the two halves of the day. This means more sunshine and sunbathing for you and your family by the seashore!
The high point of tourist season in Jamaica is usually just as winter starts to come, from about mid-December through April, when temperatures areusually around a pleasant 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer months, of course, are on the warmer side. Hurricane season runs from about June through November, with the most storms usually seen in August through October. But, don’t let that scare you away; hurricanes can be forecast so you can tell when the best time to visit is, and if you travel to Jamaica during the off-peak times (i.e. when everyone else is not visiting, usually over the summer and Spring Break), you can have a very pleasant experience.
Overall, there really is no ‘bad’ time of the year to visit Jamaica. However, if your traveling party includes children or seniors, the weather may affect them more so.
Below are the details of Jamaican weather to help you plan better.
Temperatures in Jamaica
Jamaica has a tropical climate; meaning it remains warm all throughout the year with slight variation in different seasons. The following are the details of the climate in different cities of Jamaica.
- Montego Bay: The climate in Montego Bay is the warmest in July, with the temperature reaching a maximum of 91 degrees Fahrenheit. The bay itself is coldest in January, where the temperature goes down to about 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Negril: Like most of Jamaica, it is hottest here in July, but temperatures don’t generally go over 86 Degrees Fahrenheit even on the warmest days. Just like Montego Bay, Negril is cooler in January, with the temperature falling to around 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Kingston: In Kingston, on the southern coast, the weather is slightly warmer than Montego Bay and Negril, with a maximum temperature of around 86 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer, the city’s temperature surges to about 91 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Ocho Rios: Just as with the rest of the country, the Ocho Rios village in Jamaica remains warm throughout the year with June being its hottest month, with temperatures around 88 degrees Fahrenheit. In January, however, the region is a bit cooler with the temperature hovering around 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
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