The best time to visit Jamaica is from January to September

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Jamaica has a tropical climate, and on average temperatures remain constant (around 25 degrees Celsius) throughout the year. The best time to visit is between January and April, and June to September. The sun shines nearly every day, and if rain comes, it is in short, intense bursts.

Best time to visit Jamaica

Jamaica has a tropical climate, with a rainy period between May and October. The average daily temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius, and the sun shines nearly every day. If it does rain, it usually happens in short but frequent bursts.
The best time to visit Jamaica is in the period between January and April, and from June to September. You’re assured sunshine on most days, through the occasional cloud may turn into some rainfall. Jamaica is a very popular “winter sun” destination for those from the northern hemisphere. In the rainy period, there is a bigger chance of heavy showers and some days may be entirely grey and rainy, but there isn’t a rain season to speak of as such. On average, most rain falls in May and October, especially in the higher regions in the east of Jamaica. Most accommodations are located in the lower parts, on the island’s west side.
Since Jamaica is an island, there is continuous breeze blowing, predominately from a north-easterly direction. The north of the island is slightly cooler than the south for this reason.

Jamaica is located in the hurricane belt, with hurricane season running between June and November. The biggest chance of a hurricane reaching the island is in September and October. But since most hurricanes greatly decrease in strength by the time they have reach Jamaica, the island doesn’t suffer much. In the last 25 years, only 2 bigger and 3 smaller hurricanes have reached Jamaica.
The best time to visit Jamaica is between January and September, but really the climate is well suited to travelling all year round. There is more rainfall than average in May and October, but the showers are usually short and quickly followed by sunshine.

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