Weather in January in Jamaica

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January 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 January?

The weather conditions in Jamaica in January are generally perfect.

During January in Jamaica, the average temperature ranges from high in Montego Bay with 28°C (82°F) to very high in Kingston with 31°C (87°F). On average, this month is the coldest month of the year in Jamaica.

Precipitation in January ranges from low in Kingston with an average of 19mm (0.7inch) rainfall to moderate in Montego Bay with 88mm (3.5inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 228 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 January

Find the average weather conditions in January 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 January for the 5 most popular destinations in Jamaica?

Average weather in Montego Bay

In January Montego Bay generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
217 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
11 days 
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
228 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
215 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
9 days 
Climate in Montego Bay

Average weather in Kingston

In January Kingston generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 / 87°F 
22°C / 72°F 
239 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
257 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
5 days 
30°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
242 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
5 days 
Climate in Kingston

Average weather in Negril

In January Negril generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
217 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
11 days 
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
228 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
215 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
9 days 
Climate in Negril

Average weather in Ocho Rios

In January Ocho Rios generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 / 87°F 
22°C / 72°F 
239 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
257 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
5 days 
30°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
242 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
5 days 
Climate in Ocho Rios

Average weather in Port Antonio

In January Port Antonio generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 / 87°F 
22°C / 72°F 
239 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
257 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
5 days 
30°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
242 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
5 days 
Climate in Port Antonio

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

Is January the best time to go to Jamaica?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Jamaica with commonly perfect 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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