What is the Weather in Jamaica in November? (Is It Hot or Rainy?)

It’s time for a vacation, after all the work you’ve put in this year…you kinda deserve it.

If you’re in planning mode or you have your ticket booked and suitcase ready for Jamaica, you might be wondering what the weather is like during the month of November?

Is it going to be hot? Will there be a lot of rainfall? What about hurricanes?

This is where I’ll be of some help to you. I’ll give you a rundown of what to expect from the weather on the island during the month of November.

With that said, let’s get started.

What is the Weather Like in Jamaica in November? (An Overview)

November is one of the best months to visit Jamaica as the temperature on the island begins to cool down as we get closer to Christmas. Despite the cooler temperatures (mostly at night), the days are still sunny, bright and warm…perfect vacation weather.

To get an idea of how the weather changes throughout the month, take a look at the temperature and rainfall you can expect.

How Hot is it in Jamaica in November? (Average Temperature)

Jamaica being a tropical island, means that the temperature doesn’t really fluctuate much throughout the year.

November is still hot, but not as hot as the summer months. You can get an idea of the average temperature across the island below.

  • Average temperature: 81.5 degrees F (27.5 degrees C)
  • Maximum temperature: 88.16 degrees F (31.2 degrees C)
  • Minimum temperature: 74.84 degrees F (23.8 degrees C)

How hot it gets also depends on where you are staying on the island. For example, if you’re staying in Montego Bay, which is located on the northwest coast of Jamaica, it will be a little cooler than if you were staying in some of the southern parishes such as St. Elizabeth.

How Much Rain Does Jamaica Get in November?

Now that we got the temperature/heat out of the way, let’s talk about rainfall. There is nothing worse than booking a trip and then having it rain the entire time, am I right?

You can expect the average rainfall in Jamaica in November to be: 176 millimeters (6.9 inches).

There is a good amount of rain in the month, as it is still the hurricane season. However, it is not as bad as October when hurricanes are generally at their peak.

You can expect some rainy days, but unless a system is over the island, it will usually just be a quick shower in the afternoon. This tends to not last no more than an hour or two.

The amount of rain you experience also depends where on the island you are staying.

Check out the table below to see how much rainfall some of the most popular tourist destinations in Jamaica gets on average in November.

LocationAverage Rainfall (mm)Average Rainfall (inches)
Montego Bay1144.5
Ocho Rios1686.6

Is November Hurricane Season in Jamaica?

As we mentioned earlier, November is still technically hurricane season in Jamaica. However, the chances of a hurricane hitting the island are very low.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 and ends Nov 30.

The worry of a hurricane hitting Jamaica in November should not be on the top

Because there is still increased activity in the Caribbean Sea, it’s always best to keep up with the latest weather reports. There could be the occasional rain and thunderstorm, but nothing too severe.

Final Thoughts

There is never a bad time to visit Jamaica, but the weather in November makes it an ideal month to come.

The temperatures are cool, but not too cold and there is still plenty of sunshine. You can expect some rain, but not enough to ruin your vacation.

So, if you’re considering a trip to Jamaica in November, go for it! You won’t be disappointed.

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Jeremy Dixon
Jeremy is a Jamaican writer and traveler who loves highlighting the best of his homeland. He enjoys sharing his experiences to help potential visitors plan their dream vacations. With a passion for Jamaican culture, music, and cuisine, Jeremy is always seeking new adventures to share with his readers.

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