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Climate & Weather in Jamaica

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Jamaica has a tropical maritime climate, influenced largely by the Caribbean Sea and characterized by high temperatures with little seasonal changes. The temperatures are influenced by the altitude - they drop from around 32C / 90F at the coast to 4C / 40F in the highest parts of the mountains.

The rainy season is from May to December with the rainiest months being September and October. Rains are usually heavy but short, often followed by clear sky.

Jamaica lies in the hurricane belt with the hurricane season starting in June and ending in November. The peak of the hurricane season is in August and September, but the island is rarely directly hit by a hurricane.

Weather Averages in Jamaica


Kingston
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
80°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
82°F
28°C
83°F
28°C
85°F
29°C
85°F
29°C
85°F
29°C
84°F
29°C
84°F
29°C
83°F
28°C
81°F
27°C
Average High Temperature
86°F
30°C
85°F
29°C
86°F
30°C
87°F
31°C
88°F
31°C
90°F
32°C
90°F
32°C
90°F
32°C
89°F
32°C
89°F
32°C
87°F
31°C
87°F
31°C
Average Low Temperature
74°F
23°C
74°F
23°C
75°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
78°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
78°F
26°C
77°F
25°C
75°F
24°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
91°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
92°F
33°C
93°F
34°C
94°F
34°C
95°F
35°C
97°F
36°C
97°F
36°C
95°F
35°C
97°F
36°C
95°F
35°C
95°F
35°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
66°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
68°F
20°C
70°F
21°C
70°F
21°C
73°F
23°C
68°F
20°C
70°F
21°C
72°F
22°C
64°F
18°C
Average Precipitation
1"
3cm
1"
3cm
1"
3cm
2"
5cm
4"
10cm
4"
10cm
2"
5cm
4"
10cm
5"
13cm
7"
18cm
4"
10cm
2"
5cm




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