Montego Bay weather in May (Saint James, Jamaica)
Planning a trip to Montego Bay in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.
In May, Montego Bay generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 87°F (show in °C). But by evening, they drop to around 76°F. Bear in mind, these are average temperatures, and it can get even warmer on particular days. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth.
Montego Bay in May usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 8.6 inches (show in mm) for the month. In this month, the heaviest downpours of the year are not uncommon. Carrying a poncho might be your best bet to stay dry. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 12 days of rain.
With around 252 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.
If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Montego Bay. January, February, March and December typically offer the best circumstances. While May and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.
For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Montego Bay climate page with graphs.
Montego Bay, monthly averages in May
Where to go in Jamaica in MayFind out more about the weather in Jamaica in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.
So, what should you wear in Montego Bay in May?It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. With a water temperature of around 82°F this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.
What To Do
We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.
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