Jamaica weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Jamaica

The best time to visit in Jamaica is from January until April, June until September and November and December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Jamaica is 30°C in July and the lowest is 27°C in January. The water temperature is between 28°C and 31°C.

Jamaica has the tropical monsoon climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Jamaica or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Jamaica by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 30 29 29 28
Water temp. (°C) 28 28 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 30 30 29
Precipitation (mm) 54 40 58 81 150 125 117 127 134 183 106 72
Climate data from city: Kingston

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14 day weather forecast Jamaica

The weather for in Jamaica will be 30° till 26° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 2 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
21°
28° 1.3 mm 30% 1 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
20°
28° 0.7 mm 20% 1 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
21°
28° 2.3 mm 45% 1 m/s 1
Sunday 5 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
21°
28° 0.4 mm 15% 1 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
28° 0.3 mm 10% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
21°
28° 2.1 mm 40% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
21°
28° 1.0 mm 25% 1 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
21°
28° 2.3 mm 45% 2 m/s 2
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
20°
28° 0.4 mm 10% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
21°
28° 1.8 mm 35% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 12 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
22°
28° 1.6 mm 35% 2 m/s 2
Monday 13 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
21°
28° 1.2 mm 30% 2 m/s 2
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
21°
28° 2.1 mm 40% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
21°
28° 1.6 mm 35% 2 m/s 2

Climate Jamaica

Jamaica has the tropical monsoon climate prevailing. You have high temperatures and a lot of rainfall throughout the year. The average annual temperature for Jamaica is 29° degrees and there is about 1246 mm 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.

Climate table of Jamaica

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 30 29 29 28
Night temp. (°C) 22 21 22 22 23 24 24 24 24 24 23 22
Water temp. (°C) 28 28 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 30 30 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 54 40 58 81 150 125 117 127 134 183 106 72
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
Climate data from city: Kingston

Jamaica weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Jamaica? 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 12,802 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Kingston).

How long is the flight to Jamaica?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Jamaica is approximately 16 hours.

What are the largest airports in Jamaica?

These are the largest airports in Jamaica:

How many inhabitants are there in Jamaica?

Jamaica has approximately 2,728,864 inhabitants.

How big is Jamaica?

The area of Jamaica is around 10,990 km². It is 24x smaller than New Zealand.

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 to pay.

Exchange rates on 2 December 2021

  • 1 Jamaican dollar = 101.39 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.010 Jamaican dollar
  • 10 Jamaican dollar = 1,013.94 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.10 Jamaican dollar
  • 100 Jamaican dollar = 10,139.37 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 0.99 Jamaican dollar

What is the area code of Jamaica?

The area code to call Jamaica is +1876.