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Climate and weather of Jamaica



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Jamaica




 

Climate

 
Jamaica has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 28 and 32° throughout the year (they are lower in the mountains located in the center of the island). Annual rainfall is moderate on the south coast (700 to 1 000 mm), high on the north coast (1 500 mm) and very high in the mountains (3000 to 5 000 mm). Violent storms sometimes reach the coasts of the island in August, September and October.

Rainy season (May to November)
Temperatures are stable (30-32°). Heavy showers usually fall in the late afternoon.

Dry season (December to April)
Temperatures are (28 to 30°) and rainfall is low. Fresh winds strongly cool down the atmosphere when they pass through the island in December to February and March.

 When to go to Jamaica (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Jamaica is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Kingston (Capital of Jamaica)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
30°
31°
31°
32°
33°
min
24°
24°
24°
25°
26°
27°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
33°
33°
32°
32°
31°
31°
min
27°
27°
27°
26°
26°
24°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
30
20
20
30
100
90
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
40
100
120
170
90
40

Montego Bay

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
28°
29°
30°
31°
32°
min
23°
23°
23°
24°
24°
25°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
32°
32°
32°
31°
30°
29°
min
26°
26°
25°
25°
24°
23°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
60
40
50
60
140
130
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
70
130
150
180
130
90

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Jamaica are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Jamaica weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and east of the Cayman Islands.

Capital: Kingston
Area: 11 000 kmē
Population: 2 900 000 inhabitants
Language: English
Currency: Jamaican dollar

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