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Jamaica – Best time to go

Best time to visit Jamaica

Jamaica enjoys a warm climate of consistently hot temperatures, typically reaching highs of 29–32°C. Brief showers are common, however January to April are generally the driest months. May to October consist of sunshine plus brief, heavy showers.

Best times to visit

Favourite Season

We love visiting Jamaica during the slightly cooler, drier months of December to April. The weather’s great, the island buzzes with holiday atmosphere, and there are plenty of tours, excursions, and things to do.  

Dry Season

Jamaica’s tropical climate means it's always warm, and the sun shines most of the time. January to April is the driest time to visit if you really don’t want to give up a moment of time in the sun. 

Rainy Season

The wettest months are usually May to June and September to November. When it does rain, showers tend to be short and followed by sunshine. Hurricane season runs from July to October, but direct hits on Jamaica are very rare.  

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
27ºC
31mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
27ºC
23mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
27ºC
30mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
28ºC
21mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
29ºC
104mm

Average weather in June

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
30ºC
60mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
30ºC
54mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
30ºC
66mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
29ºC
120mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
29ºC
151mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
28ºC
99mm

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Jamaica
28ºC
46mm