Water Temperatures

Jamaica Water Temperatures

Jamaica is the third largest island in a group called the Greater Antilles after Cuba and Hispaniola which is home to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It is the 5th biggest of all the Caribbean islands and one of the most popular destinations in the world.

From it’s mountainous interior which is famous for Blue Mountain coffee to the white, palm fringed beaches, this friendly island has it all. A fabulous climate, plenty of historic attractions and excellent watersports and beaches make it a favourite with all ages. It is also a highly popular wedding location, and there are several upmarket resorts to cater to romantics and newlyweds. Jamaica is easy to reach from most parts of the world, via flights to Norman Manley International Airport close to its capital city of Kingston.

Kingston water temperature by month

caribbean sea water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

27.1 26.7 26.5

February

26.6 26.4 26.3

March

26.7 26.5 26.3

April

27.3 27 26.6

May

27.8 27.6 27.3

June

28.1 27.9 27.7

July

28.5 28.2 28

August

28.8 28.7 28.4

September

29.1 29 28.7

October

29 28.8 28.7

November

28.7 28.4 28

December

27.9 27.5 27.1

caribbean sea water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

80.8 80.1 79.7

February

79.9 79.5 79.3

March

80.1 79.7 79.3

April

81.1 80.6 79.9

May

82 81.7 81.1

June

82.6 82.2 81.9

July

83.3 82.8 82.4

August

83.8 83.7 83.1

September

84.4 84.2 83.7

October

84.2 83.8 83.7

November

83.7 83.1 82.4

December

82.2 81.5 80.8

Jamaica’s beaches and stunning coast are blessed with clear, warm waters that are always warm enough to swim in, even during the winter months. The lowest temperatures in January are approximately 64F or 18C. The temperature rises steadily as the hours of sunlight per day increase to their peak of 8.9 in April and the average is 66F or 21C. You’ll find the warmest Caribbean waters in July, August and September when the temperature is around 84F or 29C or a nice hot bath. The sea is perfect for swimming, diving, snorkelling and sailing, and though surfing is not widespread there are several fairly good sites.

weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jul. 25
Light rain
86 °F
72°F
30 °C
22°C
1mph (1km/h)
east-southeast
0in (8mm)
70 %
77%
Jul. 26
Broken clouds
89 °F
71°F
32 °C
22°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (3mm)
45 %
74%
Jul. 27
Overcast clouds
92 °F
73°F
33 °C
23°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (1mm)
25 %
67%
Jul. 28
Broken clouds
89 °F
72°F
32 °C
22°C
1mph (1km/h)
east-southeast
0in (3mm)
50 %
73%
Jul. 29
Few clouds
89 °F
70°F
32 °C
21°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (1mm)
20 %
72%
Jul. 30
Broken clouds
94 °F
71°F
34 °C
22°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (1mm)
25 %
72%
Jul. 31
Scattered clouds
92 °F
72°F
33 °C
22°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
62%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Aug. 01
Scattered clouds
88 °F
73°F
31 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
20 %
60%
Aug. 02
Light rain
89 °F
72°F
31 °C
22°C
1mph (1km/h)
east
0in (5mm)
65 %
74%
Aug. 03
Broken clouds
93 °F
71°F
34 °C
22°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
10 %
69%
Aug. 04
Scattered clouds
90 °F
72°F
32 °C
22°C
2mph (4km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
61%
Aug. 05
Scattered clouds
94 °F
73°F
34 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
52%
Aug. 06
Broken clouds
90 °F
73°F
32 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
20 %
58%
Aug. 07
Overcast clouds
92 °F
74°F
33 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
55%
Aug. 08
Broken clouds
95 °F
74°F
35 °C
23°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
57%
Aug. 09
Scattered clouds
92 °F
73°F
33 °C
23°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
10 %
64%

Kingston weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

26.1 22.4 19.7 60.7 7 82.3%

February

26.8 22.6 19.6 40.6 4 79.7%

March

27.3 23.1 19.6 51.9 3 77.2%

April

28.6 23.9 20.4 53.5 8 77.9%

May

28.7 24.7 21.6 119 17 80.2%

June

29.4 25.5 22.6 84.5 5 80.1%

July

30.1 26 23 60.8 2 77.2%

August

30.1 26.1 23.1 85.8 12 78.7%

September

29.7 25.6 22.8 118.8 19 81.8%

October

28.8 24.8 22.1 153.8 0 85.5%

November

27.5 23.8 21 93.7 18 84.2%

December

26.6 23.1 20.6 84.6 14 83.3%

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

79 72.3 67.5 2.4 7 82.3%

February

80.2 72.7 67.3 1.6 4 79.7%

March

81.1 73.6 67.3 2 3 77.2%

April

83.5 75 68.7 2.1 8 77.9%

May

83.7 76.5 70.9 4.7 17 80.2%

June

84.9 77.9 72.7 3.3 5 80.1%

July

86.2 78.8 73.4 2.4 2 77.2%

August

86.2 79 73.6 3.4 12 78.7%

September

85.5 78.1 73 4.7 19 81.8%

October

83.8 76.6 71.8 6.1 0 85.5%

November

81.5 74.8 69.8 3.7 18 84.2%

December

79.9 73.6 69.1 3.3 14 83.3%

At just 10 metres above sea level, the land temperature in Jamaica is warm throughout the entire year. You can expect temperatures to be lowest in January through February, with an average of 72F or 22C which is still warm enough for shorts and t-shirts. The highest temperatures are in July right through to October when the mercury rises to around 88F or 31F on most days. The month that is likely to be driest is March, while October is usually the month with the most rainfall. Take light cotton clothing and sunscreen and be ready to spend long, sunny days on the beautiful beaches.

You should see this when you in Jamaica

Kingston is Jamaica’s capital and it is an essential stop for music fans, and the Bob Marley museum on Hope Road has numerous exhibits and lots of memorabilia pertaining the the island’s most famous son. There are lots of friendly cafes and bars where you can catch up and coming musicians and lots of clubs where you can hear reggae, dancehall, r&b and soca. Plan a trip to Port Royal; the city was a haven for pirates back in the 17th century until it was struck by an earthquake in 1692. Henry Morgan was once of the most famous of all and you can learn all about him in the museum and explore Fort Charles, St. Peter’s Church which dates from the 18th century and Fort Rocky.

Once you’ve discovered a little of the history and culture of Jamaica, relax with a cool drink on one of the spectacular beaches such as Turtle Bay at Ocho Rios. Ochi as the locals call it is famous for its star attractions, the spectacular Dunn River Falls, a series of waterfalls which have graced posters, advertisements and films all over the world. Try snorkelling at the reef just off Mahogany Beach or relax on the quieter Reggae Beach. From Montego Bay to Port Antonio, there are literally dozens of fabulous beaches to discover, and the warm Caribbean waters add to their allure and make them extra special.