Jamaica
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Jamaica

The best time to visit Jamaica is January through April and December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. On the island of Jamaica, the warmest month is July with 86°F and the coldest is January with 81°F. The highest water temperature is 87°F and at its coldest the water is 82°F.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Jamaica, the monthly temperatures or the most rain. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Jamaica by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 81 81 82 83 83 84 86 86 86 85 83 82
Water temperature (°F) 82 82 82 83 85 85 85 86 87 87 85 84
Precipitation (inch) 21 16 23 32 59 49 46 50 53 72 42 28

Weather data from: Kingston




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Jamaica weather

The weather for Jamaica over the next 14 days will be 81°F till 91° with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain. The water temperature will be 72°F.

The weather forecast for Jamaica is based on the weather in Kingston.

5-day weather forecast Jamaica

Weather
Max/min
Water
Rain
Wind
Thursday
6 october
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91°F
75°F
72°F
1.2 in
2 m/s
Friday
7 october
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88°F
75°F
72°F
0.6 in
2 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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84°F
73°F
72°F
3.7 in
2 m/s
Sunday
9 october
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88°F
73°F
72°F
0.9 in
2 m/s
Monday
10 october
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90°F
73°F
72°F
1.9 in
3 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Jamaica


Climate Jamaica

Jamaica has a tropical monsoon climate. You have high temperatures and a lot of rainfall throughout the year. The average annual temperature for Jamaica is 54° degrees and there is about 491 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 21 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 7.

Jamaica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 81 81 82 83 83 84 86 86 86 85 83 82
Night temp. (°F) 71 71 71 72 74 75 76 76 75 75 74 72
Water temp. (°F) 82 82 82 83 85 85 85 86 87 87 85 84
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 21 16 23 32 59 49 46 50 53 72 42 28
Days with rain 24 21 25 24 28 26 25 27 27 29 26 25
Dry days 7 7 6 6 3 4 6 4 3 2 4 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 9 9 11 11 10 11 11 11 7 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6

Weather data from: Kingston

Jamaica weather by month

What is the average Jamaica weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Jamaica?

Jamaica lies in a straight line about 1,574 miles from United States (New York → Kingston).

How long is the flight to Jamaica?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Jamaica is approximately 6 h. 50 min.

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What are the largest airports in Jamaica?

These are the largest airports in Jamaica:

  • Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston
  • Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay
  • Boscobel Aerodrome (OCJ) in Ocho Rios
  • Tinson Pen Airport (KTP)

How many inhabitants does Jamaica have?

Jamaica has 2,728,864 inhabitants.

How big is Jamaica?

The surface area of Jamaica is 6,829 mi². It is 36x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Jamaica?

The capital of Jamaica is Kingston.

What is the currency of Jamaica?

In Jamaica, the Jamaican dollar (JMD) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 6 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 146.63 Jamaican dollar
  • 1 Jamaican dollar = 0.007 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 14,662.64 Jamaican dollar
  • 100 Jamaican dollar = 0.68 US dollar

What is the area code of Jamaica?

The area code to call Jamaica is +1876.