Weather in May in Jamaica

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

The weather conditions in Jamaica in May are generally tolerable.

You can expect very warm maximum average daytime temperatures around 30°C (87°F) and nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°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.

May is a rainy month with an average rainfall around 104mm (4.1inch) in Montego Bay. It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 252 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 May

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

Average weather in Montego Bay

In May Montego Bay generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°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
<<   April April
<<  
30°C / 85°F 
23°C / 74°F 
253 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
30°C / 87°F 
24°C / 75°F 
252 hours 
104mm / 4.1inch 
12 days 
June   >> June
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
251 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
11 days 
Climate in Montego Bay

Average weather in Kingston

In May Kingston generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
261 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
6 days 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 74°F 
257 hours 
104mm / 4.1inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
234 hours 
81mm / 3.2inch 
7 days 
Climate in Kingston

Average weather in Negril

In May Negril generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°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
<<   April April
<<  
30°C / 85°F 
23°C / 74°F 
253 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
30°C / 87°F 
24°C / 75°F 
252 hours 
104mm / 4.1inch 
12 days 
June   >> June
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
251 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
11 days 
Climate in Negril

Average weather in Ocho Rios

In May Ocho Rios generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
261 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
6 days 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 74°F 
257 hours 
104mm / 4.1inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
234 hours 
81mm / 3.2inch 
7 days 
Climate in Ocho Rios

Average weather in Port Antonio

In May Port Antonio generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
261 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
6 days 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 74°F 
257 hours 
104mm / 4.1inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
234 hours 
81mm / 3.2inch 
7 days 
Climate in Port Antonio

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

Is May the best time to go to Jamaica?

In our opinion May 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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