Weather in December in Jamaica

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in December in Jamaica. Is this month a good time to go to Jamaica? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Jamaica in December?

The weather conditions in Jamaica in December range from tolerable to pleasant depending on the destination.

You can expect warm maximum average daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F) and nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) in Montego Bay. These night and day temperatures are an average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and bring light clothes.

Precipitation in December ranges from moderate in Kingston with an average of 45mm (1.8inch) rainfall to high in Montego Bay with 102mm (4inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 217 hours of sunshine in Montego Bay during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Jamaica.

Where to go in Jamaica in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Jamaica on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Jamaica

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Jamaica?

Average weather in Montego Bay

In December Montego Bay generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Montego Bay
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 85°F 
24°C / 76°F 
210 hours 
110mm / 4.3inch 
13 days 
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
217 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
11 days 
January   >> January
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
228 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
Climate in Montego Bay

Average weather in Kingston

In December Kingston generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Kingston
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 89°F 
23°C / 73°F 
230 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
10 days 
31°C / 87°F 
22°C / 72°F 
239 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
January   >> January
>>  
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
257 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
5 days 
Climate in Kingston

Average weather in Negril

In December Negril generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Negril
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 85°F 
24°C / 76°F 
210 hours 
110mm / 4.3inch 
13 days 
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
217 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
11 days 
January   >> January
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
228 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
Climate in Negril

Average weather in Ocho Rios

In December Ocho Rios generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Ocho Rios
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 89°F 
23°C / 73°F 
230 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
10 days 
31°C / 87°F 
22°C / 72°F 
239 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
January   >> January
>>  
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
257 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
5 days 
Climate in Ocho Rios

Average weather in Port Antonio

In December Port Antonio generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Port Antonio
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 89°F 
23°C / 73°F 
230 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
10 days 
31°C / 87°F 
22°C / 72°F 
239 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
January   >> January
>>  
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
257 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
5 days 
Climate in Port Antonio

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Jamaica.

Is December the best time to go to Jamaica?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Jamaica with commonly tolerable weather in Montego Bay.

On average the best time to visit Jamaica is in January, February and March with generally perfect weather in Montego Bay. The worst months are May, June, September, October, November and December that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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