COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may impact your travel plans and the data on our site. Stay safe, and always check official travel advice before you book.

Best time to visit Montego Bay, Caribbean, Jamaica

Our verdict

The best time to visit Montego Bay is January-March

Montego Bay can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, January-March is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Montego Bay can rise as high as 31℃ (87℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 23℃ (73℉) at night.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Montego Bay when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Montego Bay usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Montego Bay below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

Let someone else do the hard work.
Map pin icon
Where to?
Montego Bay

Montego Bay seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Montego Bay as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Montego Bay 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 Montego Bay

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 Montego Bay 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.

Montego Bay 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 Montego Bay 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.

Jump to:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Montego Bay in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 18 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Montego Bay in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Montego Bay in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Montego Bay 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 Montego Bay 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 Montego Bay is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Montego Bay, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Montego Bay map

Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com