Jamaica Weather Forecasts

Jamaica Weather Forecasts
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Jamaica weather - What can you expect?

Jamaica has a spectacular climate year-round! Average daytime temperatures range from 75° to 80°F (23°-26°C). July and August are usually the hottest months and February the coolest. The climate is very tropical (hot and humid). May and October are the rainiest months, with the most rain falling in the mountains and the eastern parishes (Portland and Saint Thomas).

Having been there at all times of the year, I can say that when rain does fall, it is usually hard and heavy (like no rain I've ever seen before!), it lasts for just a short time, and then the sky clears and the sun shines. If you see a rainy forecast, don't despair - weather changes quickly in Jamaica! If you plan to be at the higher altitudes of Jamaica's interior mountains or out on the water after dark, bring a light jacket as the evening breezes can become cool.

The "H"-word:

Hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from June 1 through November 30 each year. Keep in mind, however, that the Caribbean is a much bigger area than you think, so the chances of a hurricane finding this little island are slim. Many Jamaicans, in fact, refer to past events as having happened "before Gilbert (1988)" or "after Ivan (2004)", for example, because Jamaica experiences very few large hurricanes.

It's far more common to experience the rains and wind on the outskirts of a big storm passing through the region. Hurricane forecasting is excellent with today's technology so, if you have any concerns, visit the National Hurricane Center website to see if anything is going on. Again, don't let it spoil your plans. I survived Gustav in August 2008; except for the inconveniences of sweeping water out of my hotel room every hour and no electrical power for a few days (meaning no ice for my drinks), I had a wonderful time!!

Weather Forecasts around the Island

Below are Jamaica weather forecasts for today and the next five days. They begin with Kingston and travel eastward around the island, counter-clockwise, ending at Christiana in the mountains of Manchester parish (near the very center of Jamaica).

Kingston & St. Andrew
91F
few clouds
humidity: 62%
wind: 28mph SE
H 92 • L 90
93F
Thu
87F
Fri
87F
Sat
89F
Sun
86F
Mon

 
Morant Bay, St. Thomas
93F
few clouds
humidity: 50%
wind: 7mph SSE
H 93 • L 93
88F
Thu
84F
Fri
82F
Sat
82F
Sun
82F
Mon

 
Port Antonio, Portland
93F
broken clouds
humidity: 50%
wind: 7mph SSE
H 93 • L 93
85F
Thu
82F
Fri
84F
Sat
84F
Sun
86F
Mon

 
Ocho Rios, St. Ann
83F
scattered clouds
humidity: 97%
wind: 16mph E
H 83 • L 83
86F
Thu
84F
Fri
83F
Sat
86F
Sun
87F
Mon

 
Montego Bay, St. James
90F
few clouds
humidity: 66%
wind: 17mph E
H 90 • L 90
89F
Thu
85F
Fri
84F
Sat
85F
Sun
87F
Mon

 
Negril, Westmoreland
84F
Sky is Clear
humidity: 100%
wind: 10mph ESE
H 84 • L 84
85F
Thu
84F
Fri
83F
Sat
84F
Sun
84F
Mon

 
Spanish Town, St. Catherine
91F
few clouds
humidity: 62%
wind: 28mph SE
H 92 • L 90
93F
Thu
87F
Fri
87F
Sat
89F
Sun
86F
Mon

 
Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth
83F
sky is clear
humidity: 99%
wind: 22mph E
H 83 • L 83
84F
Thu
83F
Fri
83F
Sat
83F
Sun
83F
Mon

 
Christiana, Manchester
88F
scattered clouds
humidity: 62%
wind: 9mph ESE
H 88 • L 88
93F
Thu
85F
Fri
87F
Sat
92F
Sun
87F
Mon

 
 

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