Jamaica weather

Our guide to the weather in Jamaica destination during April


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Jamaica is a tropical Caribbean island and is therefore very warm all year round. December to April is considered a dry season. 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 April.

How warm is it in Jamaica during April?

The temperature reaches around 29℃ during the daytime in April, 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 April?

On average, there will be 24 rainy days during the month, amounting to 78.4mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Jamaica during April?

The water around Jamaica reaches a very pleasant 28℃ during April. 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 will mean that you will feel comfortably warm when coming out of the water.

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Books inspired by Jamaica

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Sara Collins

Follows the case of a servant and former slave accused of murdering her employer in 1926 London. Frannie has a story to share: of her childhood on a Jamaican plantation, her apprenticeship under a debauched scientist, and the events that brought her into her employers' London home. Historical novel meets murder mystery - a powerful debut from 2019.

Jamaica Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


20th April 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

3 reasons to rent a villa in Jamaica

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13th April 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

List of the best beaches in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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24th February 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

The top 10 most beautiful beaches in Jamaica

On the Caribbean lies a country full of amazing beaches full of marine life and the home of Reggae. You probably know world-renowned Bob Marley and the world record holder Usain Bolt, yes, they are both from Jamaica. Relax and enjoy the culture, music and the breeze of this striking nation....


12th February 2021 by Andy

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in March

With the weather finally starting to thaw, chances are you’ll be keen to get out and about on holiday during March. It’s mid-season in many world-wide destinations, therefore it’s a great month to keep your eye out for cheap hotel and flight deals.Whether you can’t wait to take a city break for shopping, wining and dining, or want to adventure to far-flung shores, here’s a look at our top picks for the month.Beach HolidaysAfter long months of grey skies and winter chills, we’re...


5th December 2019 by While I'm Young

River tubing and partying in Jamaica

During my press trip with Royal Caribbean, our second port of the seven night Western Caribbean cruise was Falmouth in Jamaica. The shore excursion we did there was probably my favourite of the entire trip and it was a day I’ll remember forever. Our day in Jamaica involved cruising down a river in a rubber tube, followed by a party on the beach. It was so perfect, and after the previous day in Labadee, Haiti, I was basically on cloud nine....

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