Weather, climate and best time to go to Jamaica

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Jamaica

Best time to go to Jamaica

Best time to go to Jamaica

The best time to go to Jamaica is from january until april and november and december, in which you have a warm temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Jamaica is 32° in july and the lowest is 28° in january.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Jamaica or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Jamaica
  Max temp Precipchance Precip
Jan 28° 62 mm
Feb 28° 73 mm
Mar 29° 56 mm
Apr 30° 80 mm
May 31° 155 mm
Jun 31° 216 mm
Jul 32° 160 mm
Aug 32° 170 mm
Sep 32° 206 mm
Oct 32° 202 mm
Nov 30° 118 mm
Dec 30° 118 mm
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of Jamaica? Go to the full climate information about Jamaica

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Jamaica indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Jamaica.

Best warm months
  General Sunproof Warm
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Climate Jamaica

Climate Jamaica

In Jamaica there is the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Jamaica is 30° degrees and there is 1615 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 51 days a year with an average humidity of 82% and an UV-index of 6.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Kingston in Jamaica per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 28° 24° 62 mm 20 11 3 5
Feb 28° 24° 73 mm 18 10 2 5
Mar 29° 24° 56 mm 20 11 3 6
Apr 30° 26° 80 mm 20 10 3 6
May 31° 26° 155 mm 24 7 3 6
Jun 31° 27° 216 mm 21 9 3 6
Jul 32° 27° 160 mm 22 9 3 6
Aug 32° 27° 170 mm 25 6 3 6
Sep 32° 27° 206 mm 25 5 2 6
Oct 32° 27° 202 mm 27 4 2 6
Nov 30° 26° 118 mm 23 7 2 5
Dec 30° 25° 118 mm 22 9 3 7

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 28° in january in Jamaica and at least around 24° degrees. In january there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 62 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Jamaica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 28° in february in Jamaica and at least around 24° degrees. In february there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 73 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in Jamaica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 29° in march in Jamaica and at least around 24° degrees. In march there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 56 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Jamaica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 30° in april in Jamaica and at least around 26° degrees. In april there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 80 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in Jamaica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 31° in may in Jamaica and at least around 26° degrees. In may there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 155 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Jamaica.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 31° in june in Jamaica and at least around 27° degrees. In june there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 216 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Jamaica.

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 32° in july in Jamaica and at least around 27° degrees. In july there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 160 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Jamaica.

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 32° in august in Jamaica and at least around 27° degrees. In august there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 170 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Jamaica.

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 32° in september in Jamaica and at least around 27° degrees. In september there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 206 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in Jamaica.

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 32° in october in Jamaica and at least around 27° degrees. In october there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 202 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Jamaica.

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Jamaica and at least around 26° degrees. In november there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 118 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Jamaica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 30° in december in Jamaica and at least around 25° degrees. In december there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 118 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Jamaica.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

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Weather statistics Jamaica

Weather statistics Jamaica

View all weather statistics from Jamaica per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Jamaica and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Jamaica

14 day weather forecast Jamaica

The weather for Kingston in Jamaica will be 31° till 26° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Light doucheregen Gespreide bewolking Light doucheregen Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Light doucheregen Light doucheregen
Max (°C) 31° 31° 31° 31° 31° 30° 30°
Min (°C) 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° 24°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 55% 20% 50% 35% 35% 60% 60%
Rainfall (mm) 6.8mm 1.5mm 6.6mm 3.3mm 3.3mm 8.8mm 10.0mm
UV-index
UV-index 6 10 8 10 8 3 10
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Lichte Regen Light doucheregen Gespreide bewolking Enkele wolken Light doucheregen
Max (°C) 31° 33° 28° 31° 25° 26° 25°
Min (°C) 24° 24° 24° 25° 25° 25° 24°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 40% 15% 75% 60% 35% 20% 50%
Rainfall (mm) 3.7mm 0.3mm 20.3mm 9.7mm 3.2mm 1.7mm 5.8mm
UV-index
UV-index 10 10 2 1 3 3 2
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About Jamaica

About Jamaica

Jamaica is in the continental part Noord-Amerika and the capital is Kingston. It is 10.990 km² with 1.022 km of coastline and has a population of 2.728.864. In terms of area, the country is 3x as small as United Kingdom. If you want to call Jamaica you have to use +1876 or 001876 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +18765012457809 or 0018765012457809.


Jamaica is in a straight line at 7.535 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 10 hour and 25 min.

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Time difference Jamaica

Time difference Jamaica

In Jamaica it is now 11:47 hour in the morning on tuesday 21 august 2018. That is 7 hour earlier than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Jamaica is America/Jamaica and the Greenwich time is UTC-05.

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Vaccinations Jamaica

Vaccinations Jamaica

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Jamaica.

  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis B
  • ZIKA-virus
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Currency Jamaica

Currency Jamaica

In Jamaica the Jamaicaanse dollar is used to pay.

Exchange rate Jamaicaanse dollar op
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1 Jamaicaanse dollar = € 0,01 euro
100 Jamaicaanse dollar = € 0,65 euro

1 euro = 154,35 Jamaicaanse dollar
100 euro = 15.435,43 Jamaicaanse dollar

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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