Weather in Jamaica in May

So you're interested in going to Jamaica in May

May is a hot and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Jamaica. May is an excellent month for swimming in Jamaica with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Jamaica in the months of January, February, March, July, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Jamaica in May

The average maximum temperature in Jamaica in May is 31°. The average maximum temperature is 30° in the previous month and 32° in the next month.

The average temperature in Jamaica in May is 28°. The average temperature ranges is 27° in the previous month and 29° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Jamaica in May is 25°. The minimum temperature is 24° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

Sunshine in Jamaica in May

The average day light hours per day in Jamaica in May are 13 and there are 7 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Jamaica in May is typically 13.4 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Jamaica in May

The average sea water temperature in Jamaica in May is 28.1° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Jamaica in May

The average total rainfall in Jamaica in May is 24cm and on average there are 13.9 rainy days in May making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Jamaica in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Jamaica in May is 25° which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning. The dew point is 24° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Jamaica in May is typically 86%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.4% in the previous month and 85.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Jamaica in May is typically 75.7%. The average relative humidity is 74% in the previous month and 75.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Jamaica in May

The average maximum wind speed in Jamaica in May is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 30kmh in the previous month and 32kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Jamaica in May is typically 10kmh. The average wind speed is 11kmh in the previous month and 12kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Jamaica in May is from the East.

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