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Is September a good month to visit Jamaica?

Is September a good month to visit Jamaica? || Answered by Kadian Clarke, Associate Writer

Ye it is! Certainly from my perspective, but there is a caveat.

Since every month presents its own unique flavour, it is good to know what exactly you are looking for in your vacation.

Be it the weather, events and happenings, the food, or some other personal preference.

Below I have provided a list of information that will better help you to determine whether or not September is the perfect month for you to visit Jamaica.

So, let’s first talk about…

The Weather

Conventionally, the rainy period runs from April to November. June, July and August are generally the driest months though.

Then there is the hurricane season, which begins in June and ends in November. However, the likelihood of a tropical storm hitting Jamaica in September is 2%, although we recommend you still get trip insurance.

You can read more on travel insurance for Jamaica here.

And it you are wondering how raining it gets in September, don’t be alarmed. It is not as bad as you may think.

It mostly rains at late evenings and sometimes early in the mornings, but are often done after a short quick moment; it is not usually enough to spoil your day.

According to Current Results Information and Science Facts, this is what the weather for the month of September is like for the most popular tourist destinations on the island.


Average September temperatures in Jamaica
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
90 75 Kingston 32 24
88 74 Montego Bay 31 23
87 71 Port Antonio 31 22

Average total precipitation in September

Days Place Inches Milli-metres
11 Kingston 4.5 114
12 Montego Bay 5.0 127
14 Port Antonio 7.4 188

Average hours of sun for the month of September

Place Hours
Kingston 213
Port Antonio 216
Montego Bay 300

And Negril?

Negril Jamaica, which is another famous tourist location, has 10 hours of sunshine daily with partly cloudy skies.

It may rain occasionally in Negril but showers are brief and pleasant and will by no means discourage you.

One more reason to choose September

For those who are travelling on a budget, September also is a good month. It is a part of the low season and hotel rates are usually still cheaper at this time.

Other Events/Activities in September in Jamaica

  • Jamaica Bridal Expo

    This is a large bridal fair with vendors showcasing their services and an education program. If there is a trunk sale, you may be able to get an awesome deal on your dress.

    Location: Montego Bay Convention Center, Rosehall
    Website: Jamaica Bridal Expo

  • Annual Montego Bay International Marlin Tournament

    Location: Montego Bay Yacht Club, Sunset Boulevard, Montego Bay
    Phone: 876-979-8038

  • Miss Lou Birthday Celebrations

    This is the time when we celebrate the beloved Louise Bennett Coverly, a Jamaican cultural pioneer. Many cultural activities are held at different venues across the island.

Food In September

Are you eager to taste some delicious Jamaican home-style food, this is also a good time.

Ackee, which makes the national dish, although is available year round, is abundant at this time.


The following are additional fruits that are abundant in September.

  • Avacado - Found in September and November. Guacamole lovers will love this.

  • Plums - These are yellow and green in colour and are sold on the street side by local vedors. Plums are in season from August to October.

  • Soursop - This makes a very refreshing drink and it is rich in vitamin c.

I hope this helps! Be sure to share your feedback in the comments link below.

Be sure to read more about vacationing in Jamaica here.


Jamaica vacation experiences like you would never imagine. (n.d). Retrieved from
Make It Jamaica Travel Blog & Vacation Guide

Weather Averages. (n.d). Retrieved from Current Results Information and Science Facts

September Weather Averages for Negril, Jamaica. (n.d). Retrieved from
Holiday Daily Worldwide Forcast for your Holiday

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