Montego Bay, Jamaica: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Montego Bay, Jamaica? If you're planning to go to Montego Bay, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Montego Bay, Jamaica

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

What to wear/what to pack for Montego Bay, Jamaica by month

January

In January, Montego Bay is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and sometimes jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Montego Bay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

February

Traveling to Montego Bay in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

March

If you vacation in Montego Bay during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

April

April in Montego Bay is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

May

May here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

July

If you vacation in Montego Bay during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

August

Traveling to Montego Bay in August, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals

September

September in Montego Bay is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

October

October here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

November

If you vacation in Montego Bay during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses

December

If you go to Montego Bay in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Montego Bay, Jamaica

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Montego Bay

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