Climate and average weather in Jamaica
Jamaica is an island in the West Indies, 90 mi (145 km) south of Cuba and 100 mi (161 km) west of Haiti. The island is made up of coastal lowlands, a limestone plateau, and the Blue Mountains, a group of volcanic hills, in the east. Jamaica's resources include coffee, papaya, bauxite, gypsum, limestone and sugar cane. The climate in Jamaica is tropical, with hot and humid weather, although higher inland regions are more temperate. Some regions on the south coast, such as the Liguanea Plain and the Pedro Plains, are relatively dry rain-shadow areas.
Interested in more detailed information on the Weather and Climate in Jamaica?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination, in or above the map. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.
Regions in Jamaica
Places in Jamaica
Select a city to see its average temperature, precipitation and hours of sunshine over the year.
- Black River
- Discovery Bay
- Green Island
- Mammee Bay
- Mavis Bank
- Montego Bay
- Mount Pleasant
- Ocho Rios
- Orange Bay
- Pleasant Hill
- Port Antonio