What is the climate like in Jamaica?


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The climate in Jamaica is tropical and humid with warm to hot temperatures all year round. The average temperature in Jamaica is between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Jamaican nights are considerably cooler than the days, and the mountain areas are cooler than the lower land throughout the year.

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What is the climate like in Jamaica?
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Jamaica is an overall sunny climate with minimal periods of extended rainfall outside of its rainy season. When it does rain in Jamaica, it typically rains for short periods of time, and the rainfall is light. It is what is known as a tropical marine climate in which the winds swiftly carry the marine air to the lower land. The coolest season of the year in Jamaica is winter when the average daily temperature is approximately 82 degrees Fahrenheit. During the spring and summer months, the average temperature is between 88 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

While it does not snow during the winter months in Jamaica, the climate is cooler due to the winter activity in the mountains. March and April are Jamaica's windy months, and the high winds often prevent travelers from participating in water sports such as scuba diving and para-sailing. Hurricane season in Jamaica is between June and November, and they have not had a direct hurricane since the early 1920s.

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