Weather in Jamaica



I think the weather in Jamaica is always beautiful. Even when it rains, it never seems to last long. The rain usually comes in the late afternoon, and in my opinion this is a great time to take a short nap or relax for awhile.

The best time of year (the mildest temperature and least amount of rain) is from December through February.

I actually travel to Jamaica a lot in May and October mainly because it's the two slowest travel months of the year, and I would rather go when there are less people.

May is usually the rainiest month but this year (2008) hardly had any rain, so it can be unpredictable.

Hurricane season is from August to November. The last hurricane to hit Jamaica was Dean in 2007 and prior to that it was Ivan in 2004.

Average temperatures:

Jan 77 F / 25 C

Feb 77 F / 25 C

Mar 78 F / 26 C

Apr 81 F / 27 C

May 82 F / 28 C

Jun 83 F / 28 C

Jul 83 F / 28 C

Aug 82 F / 28 C

Sep 82 F / 28 C

Oct 82 F / 28 C

Nov 80 F / 27 C

Dec 79 F / 26 C

Average rain fall:

Jan 2.7 inches / 6.9 centimeters

Feb 1.8 inches / 4.6 centimeters

Mar 2.3 inches / 5.8 centimeters

Apr 2.5 inches / 6.4 centimeters

May 5.9 inches / 15 centimeters

Jun 5.5 inches / 14 centimeters

Jul 2.9 inches / 7.4 centimeters

Aug 5.2 inches / 13.2 centimeters

Sep 6.1 inches / 15.5 centimeters

Oct 7.4 inches / 18.8 centimeters

Nov 5.5 inches / 14 centimeters

Dec 3.6 inches / 9.1 centimeters






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