We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Jamaica, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Jamaica weather in May.
How warm is it in Jamaica during May?
The temperature reaches around 29℃ during the daytime in May, falling away to 23℃ at night. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.
Does it rain in Jamaica during May?
On average, there will be 28 rainy days during the month, amounting to 153.6mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. Due to the high temperature and humidity, you might expect lots of thunderstorms, however they're actually fairly infrequent at this time of year. On average, May will see just 3 days that produce a storm.
How warm is the sea in Jamaica during May?
The water around Jamaica reaches a very pleasant 28℃ during May. This is very warm, and will feel bath-like. People who normally feel the cold will find this temperature perfectly acceptable. The hot air temperature and relatively high humidity will mean that you will feel comfortably warm when coming out of the water.
Departure10 May 2022 I'm flexible
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