Kingston, Jamaica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kingston, Jamaica? If you're planning to go to Kingston, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kingston, Jamaica

Based on the climate and weather in Kingston, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kingston, Jamaica

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kingston, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kingston, Jamaica

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kingston.

If you go to Hope Botanical Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you go to Bob Marley Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Kingston.

What to wear/what to pack for Kingston, Jamaica by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Kingston in January, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

February in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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March

If you visit Kingston during March, you might notice that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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April

If you visit Kingston during April, you might notice that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

If you visit Kingston during May, you may see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you vacation in Kingston during June, you might find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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July

July in Kingston is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August in Kingston is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

In September, Kingston is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kingston, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%. Additionally, it is breezy.

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October

Traveling to Kingston in October, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November in Kingston can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

Traveling to Kingston in December, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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