Montego Bay weather in October (Saint James, Jamaica)

How is the weather in Montego Bay in October? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In October, Montego Bay generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 31°C, while night temperatures can drop to 25°C.

Keep in mind that while these are the average temperatures, there can be days that are even hotter. It's essential to be prepared for such heat. Wearing light, breathable fabrics and protecting yourself from the sun's intensity with hats or shades can make a difference. Hydration is key, so remember to drink plenty of water, especially if you find yourself outdoors for extended periods.

Montego Bay in October falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 189 mm for the month. Typically around 16 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 217 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days January, February, March and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, May and September tend to have 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 October

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 25°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 31°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 29°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 54%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 189 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 16 days  
HumidityHumidity 79%  
SunshineSunshine 217 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Jamaica in October

Find out more about the weather in Jamaica in October and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Montego Bay in October?

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 29°C 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 October.

Swimming
8/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Montego Bay.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Jamaica? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Jamaica. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.