What’s the Weather Like In Jamaica?

What’s Jamaica’s weather like? In a word, spectacular!

Jamaica is a true island paradise, with sun and warmth across all seasons. These climatological perks make it a prime destination for escaping the clutches of winter in places less lucky than us.

Still, you might be surprised to know the weather does vary a bit from season to season. Knowing what to expect from the weather in Jamaica will help you pack and ensure there aren’t any surprises when you arrive.

With that in mind, here is a season-by-season look at Jamaica weather.

Jamaica Weather in the Spring

Spring is the windiest time of year in Jamaica, particularly in the months of March and April.

While the wind won’t interfere with your enjoyment of the beaches, the water may be too rough in the Ocho Rios area for scuba diving, snorkeling and parasailing, so plan your trip accordingly.

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The average daily high temperatures during a Jamaican spring range from 83 to 86.5 degrees F, with average lows usually falling between 75 and 78 degrees F.

The month of May can be rainy, with an average of 5.9 inches of precipitation. Still, spring rain most likely won’t ruin your vacation. Here in Jamaica, rain tends to come in short bursts lasting just 10 to 30 minutes at a time.

Jamaica Weather in the Summer

Of course, summer is the hottest season in Jamaica. But we have a distinct advantage: cool island breezes. Don’t underestimate the ability of a nice breeze blowing across the Caribbean to cool you on even the hottest days.

Average highs during a Jamaican summer are around 88 degrees F and average lows hover around 78 degrees F, and June is another rainy month, with about 5.5 inches of rainfall on average.

Summer also marks the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, but typically, severe weather spares Jamaica. Over the last century, only a handful of hurricanes have directly hit the island. By all means, don’t let a fear of hurricanes stop you from booking a summer vacation in Jamaica!

Jamaica Weather in the Fall

In autumn, the weather in Jamaica begins to “cool off,” with average daily highs of 87.9 degrees F in September, 86.7 degrees F in October and 84.9 degrees Fahrenheit in November.

Fall weather in Jamaica

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September and October are the rainiest months of the year, with 6.1 inches and 7.4 inches of rain falling on average each month, respectively. Mornings and evenings can be breezy in the fall, but the average low is still a very comfortable 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jamaica Weather in the Winter

Winter brings the coolest conditions Jamaica will see all year. But that’s not saying much! Daily temperatures still average highs of 82.3 to 83.1 degrees F and lows of 74 to 75 degrees F. In fact, most people would say Jamaica’s winter weather is the best of the year. February sees the least rainfall out of any month of the year with just 1.7 inches of precipitation occurring on average.

This, combined with the less-than-great weather many other locations experience in the winter months, makes winter the peak season for Jamaican tourism.

When it comes time for your vacation, having a friendly local resource can help you make the most of your trip. Our staff at Jamaica Ocean View Villa will gladly inform you of current weather conditions, and keep you informed about the upcoming forecast, to help you get ready for your arrival on our beautiful island. While you’re here, we’ll be on hand to provide you with all of the assistance that you need to ensure a wonderful, relaxing stay in our island paradise. Check our availability to reserve your dates before space fills up!

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