Montego Bay, Jamaica Montego Bay – Image courtesy of Hotel Riu Montego Bay

Best time to visit Montego Bay

The best time to visit Montego Bay 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.

For the best weather visit in January, February and March.


Montego Bay weather

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

Intermittent rain showers may occur at any time in Jamaica, which is prone to hurricanes between June and November with August and September the peak months.

The wettest months are between May and October, when temperatures reach an average high of 31°C (88°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. Montego Bay 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.


Montego Bay – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 25 25 25 26 27 27 28 28 27 27 26 26
Ave High Temp (°C) 27 27 28 29 30 30 31 31 31 30 29 28
Ave Low Temp (°C) 22 22 22 23 23 24 25 25 24 24 23 22
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 8 8 9
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 85 85 80
UV Index 9 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 9 8
Days with some Rain 8 6 6 7 12 13 13 13 14 16 11 9
Ave Rainfall (mm) 60 40 50 60 140 130 70 130 150 180 130 90
Sea Temp (°C) 27 27 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 28
(Montego Bay, Jamaica) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


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Latest update: Best time to visit Montego Bay: 8 November, 2019


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