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Best time to visit Kingston

The best time to visit Kingston is during the winter dry season from December to April, when temperatures average 26°C (79°F) rising to a high of 28°C (82°F) in April.

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Devon House, Kingston, Jamaica

Devon House, Kingston – Image courtesy of my-island-jamaica.com


Kingston weather

Renowned for balmy tropical weather, Jamaica is a popular year-round destination with average coastal temperatures ranging between 22°C (72°F) and 31°C (88°F) over the year.

The wettest months are between May and October, when temperatures reach an average high of 32°C (90°F) in July and August. Rain generally falls in short tropical downpours clearing quickly.

Seawater temperatures range from 27°C (81°F) in winter (December to April) to 29°C (84°F) in summer (June to November).

Seasons

High Season: Early-December to mid-April. Jamaica is also a popular spring-break destination for holidaying students from the USA – expect beach parties and music events from March and into mid-April.

Low season: Mid-April to early-December offers fewer crowds and great bargains, with hotel rates often slashed from 20 to 60 per cent.


Kingston Weather – Monthly Chart

Ave Temperature (°C) 26 26 27 27 28 29 29 29 28 28 28 27
Ave High Temperature (°C) 30 29 30 30 31 32 32 32 31 31 30 30
Ave Low Temperature (°C) 23 23 23 24 25 26 26 26 26 25 25 23
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 8 8 8 9 9 8 9 9 9 7 7 8
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort – Heat & Humidity Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Relative Humidity (%) 70 70 70 70 75 70 70 75 75 75 75 75
UV Index 9 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 9 8
Days with some Rain 9 7 7 8 11 8 8 10 11 14 11 7
Ave Monthly Rainfall (mm) 30 20 20 30 100 90 40 100 120 170 90 40
Sea Temperature (°C) 27 27 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 28
(Kingston, Jamaica) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Latest update Jamaica honeymoon destination: 16 March, 2020


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