What is the weather in Jamaica like in May?



I'm coming the first week in May next year to celebrate my 60th birthday.

I hear that is the start of your rainy season. Will i be disappointed? Should I plan coming sooner?

My B-Day is May 3rd.

ANSWER: October 21, 2010 by Wellesley

May is when it usually starts to get a bit hotter, but admittedly yes, mid to late May is when the rainy season usually begins and it extends through November or December.

The heaviest rainfall usually occurs in September and October though (no real surprises currently then).

The Dry Season, which is December to early/mid April is traditionally considered the best time for most visitors. No surprise either that it coincides with what we call the Tourist Season ( Dec. 15 - April 14).

Bear in mind however that this is the more expensive time (relatively) to come to Jamaica. Some people get around this by booking their vacation two to three months in advance while others just come during the summer.

Yes, the summer is when we tend to get a bit more rain, depending on each month, but it is also the time when booking rates are slashed drastically! and hardly anyone get stuck in their hotels for days because of rain anyways.

That said, I have lot's of Jamaican fanatics on this site who come over here whenever, and as often, as they can. I'm sure one of them will have something to add for your information as well.

Note also that this Q&A will also be posted on our popular facebook fan page so I am inviting you to follow the responses over there as well. Our address is http://facebook.com/myislandjamaica.

In the meantime, you can read more on the Jamaican climate here.

stay in touch my friend!

Related Pages:

Jamaica Pictures
Golf in Jamaica
Articles about Jamaica
Jamaica Travel Guide
More Jamaican Visitor's Q&A
Our Blog Page.
AND EVEN MORE...Search Here

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myislandjamaica
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/myislandjamaica

Articles You Might Have Missed...

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle
What's New? Click Here to read.

I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here


Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Jamaica Tours And Vacations
Jamaica Discovery Tours
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. All Inclusive Hotels Negril Jamaica - The Best Resorts In Negril!

    Oct 27, 16 11:58 PM

    Here they are - The top all inclusive hotels Negril Jamaica.

    Read More

  2. Activities in Jamaica - Fun Things To Do In Jamaica

    Oct 27, 16 11:30 PM

    A list of the most fun & exciting vacation activities in Jamaica

    Read More

  3. Information About Jamaica - Insightful Jamaican Facts & Travel Info

    Oct 27, 16 12:32 AM

    Insightful and helpful information about Jamaica

    Read More

  4. Jamaica Fans - The Hard Core Enthusiasts - Meet Them, Greet Them!

    Oct 26, 16 11:25 PM

    Here they are! My real Jamaica enthusiast!.

    Read More

Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy



Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink

(Click on the drink below)