KINGSTON

Weather & Climate

KINGSTON WEATHER

Weather & Climate in Kingston

Climate

Kingston has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet-and-dry climate, characterised by a wet season from May to November, which coincides with the hurricane season, and a dry season from December to April.

During the dry season, there is not much rainfall, however, cold and stationary fronts occur at this time, and often bring heavy showers, especially in March. Kingston is in the rain shadow of the Blue Mountains; therefore, little to none of the moisture carried by the Northeast Trade Winds falls over Kingston, causing Kingston to be very dry in comparison to Portland and Saint Mary on the windward side of the Blue Mountains.

Kingston is on a coastal location, hence it comes under the influence of the sea, though dense urban development can negate this effect. In the 21st century, Kingston has experienced temperatures as high as 38.8 °C (102 °F) and as low as 0.0 °C (32 °F)

Snow, fog, hail, thunder and tornadoes are all extremely rare.

Climate data for Kingston

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.0
(102.2)
34.8
(94.6)
35.1
(95.2)
35.7
(96.3)
40.0
(104)
38.8
(101.8)
43.2
(109.8)
37.0
(98.6)
39.7
(103.5)
37.0
(98.6)
37.1
(98.8)
35.0
(95)
43.2
(109.8)
Average high °C (°F) 30.3
(86.5)
30.2
(86.4)
30.7
(87.3)
31.1
(88)
31.6
(88.9)
32.1
(89.8)
32.8
(91)
32.7
(90.9)
32.1
(89.8)
31.7
(89.1)
31.2
(88.2)
30.6
(87.1)
31.4
(88.5)
Average low °C (°F) 21.1
(70)
21.0
(69.8)
21.6
(70.9)
22.6
(72.7)
23.6
(74.5)
24.2
(75.6)
24.3
(75.7)
24.2
(75.6)
24.0
(75.2)
23.4
(74.1)
22.8
(73)
21.8
(71.2)
22.9
(73.2)
Record low °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
13.4
(56.1)
15.0
(59)
18.0
(64.4)
17.4
(63.3)
20.0
(68)
19.0
(66.2)
17.8
(64)
20.0
(68)
19.0
(66.2)
14.6
(58.3)
14.6
(58.3)
13.4
(56.1)
Source #1: Meteorological Service (Jamaica)

Average Sea Temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
79 °F

26 °C

79 °F

26 °C

79 °F

26 °C

81 °F

27 °C

81 °F

27 °C

82 °F

28 °C

84 °F

29 °C

84 °F

29 °C

82 °F

28 °C

82 °F

28 °C

81 °F

27 °C

81 °F

27 °C

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