Best time to visit, weather and climate Jamaica

Best time to visit Jamaica

Climate Jamaica per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
27°C 27°C 28°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 28°C
54
mm
40
mm
58
mm
81
mm
150
mm
125
mm
117
mm
127
mm
134
mm
183
mm
106
mm
72
mm

The best time to visit 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 Jamaica is 30°C in july and the lowest is 27°C in january. The water temperature is between 28°C and 31°C. The weather and climate of Jamaica is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Jamaica is an 7,5. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

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



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 Jamaica

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 27°C 27°C 28°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 28°C
Night 22°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 22°C
Water 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 29°C
Precip 54
mm
40
mm
58
mm
81
mm
150
mm
125
mm
117
mm
127
mm
134
mm
183
mm
106
mm
72
mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
7 9 9 11 11 10 11 11 11 7 7 6
Wind force
in 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 Jamaica january

On average, it is maximum 27° in january in Jamaica and at least around 22° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In january there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica february

On average, it is maximum 27° in february in Jamaica and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In february there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica march

On average, it is maximum 28° in march in Jamaica and at least around 22° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In march there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 58 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica april

On average, it is maximum 28° in april in Jamaica and at least around 22° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In april there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 81 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica may

On average, it is maximum 29° in may in Jamaica and at least around 23° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In may there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 150 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica june

On average, it is maximum 29° in june in Jamaica and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In june there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 125 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica july

On average, it is maximum 30° in july in Jamaica and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In july there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 117 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica august

On average, it is maximum 30° in august in Jamaica and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In august there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 127 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica september

On average, it is maximum 30° in september in Jamaica and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 31° degrees. In september there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 134 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica october

On average, it is maximum 29° in october in Jamaica and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In october there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 183 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica november

On average, it is maximum 29° in november in Jamaica and at least around 23° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In november there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 106 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Jamaica.

Climate Jamaica december

On average, it is maximum 28° in december in Jamaica and at least around 22° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In december there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 72 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Jamaica.

14 day weather forecast Jamaica

The weather for Kingston in Jamaica will be 32° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Fr
30 Oct
Bewolkt 32°C 22°C 29°C 2.8 mm 50% 1m/s 4
Fr
30 Oct
Bewolkt 32°C 22°C 29°C 2.8 mm 50% 1m/s 4
Sa
31 Oct
Bewolkt 31°C 22°C 29°C 4.4 mm 60% 1m/s 3
Su
1 Nov
Zware Regen 25°C 22°C 29°C 72 mm 95% 1m/s 3
Mo
2 Nov
Onweer met zware regen 25°C 23°C 29°C 59 mm 95% 2m/s 3
Tu
3 Nov
Onweer met zware regen 26°C 23°C 29°C 47 mm 95% 2m/s 3
We
4 Nov
Onweer met zware regen 24°C 23°C 29°C 46 mm 95% 3m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Th
5 Nov
Onweer met zware regen 26°C 23°C 29°C 24 mm 90% 4m/s 2
Fr
6 Nov
Onweer met zware regen 25°C 22°C 29°C 58 mm 95% 4m/s 2
Sa
7 Nov
Onweer met zware regen 24°C 22°C 29°C 141 mm 100% 4m/s 2
Su
8 Nov
Zware Regen 25°C 23°C 29°C 20 mm 85% 2m/s 2
Mo
9 Nov
Lichte regen 29°C 23°C 29°C 5.1 mm 65% 2m/s 2
Tu
10 Nov
Regen 27°C 22°C 29°C 12 mm 80% 1m/s 3
We
11 Nov
Bewolkt 28°C 21°C 29°C 2.3 mm 45% 2m/s 3

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Vacation Jamaica

Hotels and apartments in Jamaica

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Flight tickets to Jamaica

Jamaica has 3 airports which you can fly to:

  • Norman Manley International Airport
    Kingston
  • Sangster International Airport
    Montego Bay
  • Boscobel Aerodrome
    Ocho Rios

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About Jamaica

Jamaica is in the continental part Caribbean and the capital is Kingston. The total surface is 10.990 km² with 1.022 km of coastline and the population consists of 2.728.864 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 111x smaller than New Zealand. If you want to call Jamaica you have to use +1876 or 001876 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +18765012457809 or 0018765012457809.

Jamaica is in a straight line at 11.631 km distance from Cape Town. From Cape Town International Airport the flight time is about 14 hours35.

Currency Jamaica

In Jamaica the Jamaican dollar is used to pay.

Exchange rate Jamaican dollar (JMD) 30 october 2020

1 Jamaican dollar = 0,11 South African rand
100 Jamaican dollar = 11,28 South African rand

1 South African rand = 8,86 Jamaican dollar
100 South African rand = 886,22 Jamaican dollar

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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Download Apple

MasterCard Nearby
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Download Apple

Time difference Jamaica

In Jamaica it is now 16:50 o’clock in the afternoon on friday 30 october 2020. That is 7 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Jamaica is America/Jamaica and the Greenwich time is UTC-05.

Vaccinations Jamaica

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Jamaica.

  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis B
  • ZIKA-virus