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Best time to visit Jamaica

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The best time to visit Jamaica is December-April

If you’re looking to travel to Jamaica for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Jamaica is December-April due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

The very hottest temperatures in Kingston, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jamaica, tend to reach around 32℃ (89℉) in the height of summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Kingston is around 20℃ (67℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Jamaica, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

The days are longest in Jamaica in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Jamaica in October – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Jamaica below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

August

Jamaica seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Jamaica is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Jamaica

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hedonism IiDecember-April
0℃
-3℃
2℃
-2℃
7℃
0℃
13℃
4℃
18℃
7℃
22℃
11℃
24℃
14℃
24℃
14℃
19℃
11℃
12℃
6℃
7℃
3℃
2℃
-1℃
KingstonNovember-December
27℃
22℃
27℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
29℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
23℃
28℃
23℃
Montego BayJanuary-March
27℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
28℃
26℃
27℃
25℃
NegrilJanuary-March
27℃
25℃
27℃
25℃
27℃
25℃
28℃
26℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
30℃
28℃
30℃
28℃
30℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
28℃
26℃
Ocho RiosFebruary-March
27℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
28℃
24℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
28℃
25℃
27℃
24℃
Runaway BayFebruary-April
27℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
28℃
24℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
28℃
25℃
27℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

Jamaica is in North America.
The warmest month of the year in Kingston, one of the most popular places to visit in Jamaica, is August.
The driest month of the year in Kingston, Jamaica, is usually around February each year.

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