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Best time to visit Ocho Rios, Caribbean, Jamaica

Our verdict

The best time to visit Ocho Rios is February-March

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

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (87℉) in Ocho Rios. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Ocho Rios is around 21℃ (71℉).

The days are longest in Ocho Rios 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. The wet season in Ocho Rios usually falls during the months surrounding October 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.

For more information about when to travel to Ocho Rios, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

August

Ocho Rios seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Ocho Rios

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 Ocho Rios 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.

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

Ocho Rios in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 18 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 21 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 14 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 14 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 18 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 18 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Ocho Rios in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 20 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Ocho Rios in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 19 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Ocho Rios 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 Ocho Rios 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 Ocho Rios 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 Ocho Rios, 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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