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

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

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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 Montego Bay, Jamaica

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you vacation in Montego Bay during January, you are likely to see that it is 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 around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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February

February in Montego Bay is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

If you vacation in Montego Bay during March, you might notice 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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April

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

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May

May in Montego Bay is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

June for Montego Bay can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Montego Bay in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you go to Montego Bay in August, you will notice that it is extremely 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).

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September

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

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October

In October, Montego Bay can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Montego Bay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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November

In November, Montego Bay is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s 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 November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

December in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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Activities for Montego Bay, Jamaica

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

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