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Best time to visit Kingston, Caribbean, Jamaica

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The best time to visit Kingston is November-December

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Kingston? Look no further! November-December is the best time to go to Kingston due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (89℉) in Kingston. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 20℃ (67℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Kingston during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. The wet season in Kingston falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in February instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Kingston, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

August

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Kingston seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Kingston as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Kingston is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Kingston

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Kingston for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Kingston climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Kingston for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Kingston in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 22 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 24 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 154mm (6") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 126mm (5") over 27 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Kingston in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 154mm (6") over 27 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Kingston in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 184mm (7") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Kingston in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kingston in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kingston is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kingston is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kingston is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kingston, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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