The island state of Jamaica has a tropical climate with only slight temperature differences throughout the year. In the summer months, the maximum values are usually above 30 degrees, in the remaining months regionally below. But the constantly blowing trade wind makes the high temperatures more bearable. In the mountain regions of the Blue Mountains in the east of the country, however, it is much cooler. Jamaica has two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. The rainy seasons last from May to June and from September to November. In the other months there is a dry season. The mountains in the east have the highest annual precipitation with up to 5000 mm. In the capital Kingston, which lies in the rain shadow of the mountains, only 800 mm of rainfall falls.
Jamaica can be visited all year round. Even during the rainy season there are hardly any days without sunshine. Nevertheless, the weather is more pleasant and stable during the dry seasons. Between June and October Jamaica can be on the track of a hurricane.