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    Ocho Rios weather and climate

    Jamaica

    Ocho Rios weather and climate

     

    Day

    27 °C

     

    Night

    20 °C

     

    Sea

    27 °C

     

    Precipitation

    69 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    6 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    8 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    78 %

     

    Day

    27 °C

     

    Night

    20 °C

     

    Sea

    27 °C

     

    Precipitation

    69 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    6 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    8 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    78 %

    Overview: Ocho Rios
    The tropical paradise of Ocho Rios in Jamaica is marked by its consistent warm weather year-round. During the daytime, temperatures fluctuate between a soothing 26 °C (80 °F) in the cooler month of January, to a warmer peak of 30 °C (86 °F) come August. On the balmy nights of September, you'll find the mercury reaching a high of 23 °C (73 °F), while the coolest evenings can be enjoyed in March with a low of 20 °C (68 °F). The driest times grace February with a mere 5 days of rainfall on average, contrasting with October's prolific precipitation stretching across 14 days. The inviting sea offers temperatures from 27 °C (80 °F) in its coldest months up to a welcoming 29 °C (85 °F) in September, creating an ideal environment for year-round aquatic endeavors.

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    Last week's weather in Ocho Rios

    The average temperature for the week of 12 February 2024 - 18 February 2024 was 29 °C (84 °F) during the day and 20 °C (68 °F) during the night. These temperatures are roughly same as the long-time average for Ocho Rios, being 27 °C (81 °F) for daily temperatures and 20 °C (68 °F) for night temperatures. The average temperatures observed during different times of day (based on local time) were as below: 7am 22 °C (72 °F), 10am 28 °C (82 °F), 1pm 28 °C (82 °F), 4pm 28 °C (82 °F), 7pm 25 °C (77 °F), 10pm 23 °C (73 °F).

    During this week: 5 days without rain, 1 day with light rain and 1 day with moderate rain were observed. During the whole week, total of 37 mm (1.46 in) of precipitation was observed, which is above the long term average for Ocho Rios, which is 13 mm (0.51 in). During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there was 29 % cloud coverage on average.

    An average wind speed of 4.3 m/s was recorded. The prevailing winds blew from the East and South-East. The air pressure was 1010 hpa - 1019 hpa. The average air humidity was 78 % in Ocho Rios.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 7.5 hours clear skies, 2.5 hours partially overcast skies and 2 hours overcast skies. The sunrise on average occurred at 06:36, and the sunset occurred at 18:08.

    Weather overview for Ocho Rios

    Weather overview

    The tropical paradise of Ocho Rios in Jamaica is marked by its consistent warm weather year-round. During the daytime, temperatures fluctuate between a soothing 26 °C (80 °F) in the cooler month of January, to a warmer peak of 30 °C (86 °F) come August. On the balmy nights of September, you'll find the mercury reaching a high of 23 °C (73 °F), while the coolest evenings can be enjoyed in March with a low of 20 °C (68 °F). The driest times grace February with a mere 5 days of rainfall on average, contrasting with October's prolific precipitation stretching across 14 days. The inviting sea offers temperatures from 27 °C (80 °F) in its coldest months up to a welcoming 29 °C (85 °F) in September, creating an ideal environment for year-round aquatic endeavors.

    January weather

    As we transition through the seasons, the sea temperature in Ocho Rios gently cools to 27 °C (81 °F) come January. Simultaneously, we witness a decrease in the number of rainy days to 6 days, accompanied by a reduced volume of precipitation at 123 mm (4.85 in). The approaching zenith of the dry season is reflected in the increment of unclouded sun hours.

    February weather

    In February, we experience the coldest sea temperatures for the year at Ocho Rios, registering at a refreshing 27 °C (80 °F). Concurrently, there's a noticeable minimum in both the rainfall with 55 mm (2.16 in) and the frequency of rainy days, marking the apex of the dry season.

    March weather

    March sees a gradual increase in day temperatures, contrasted by the year's minimum night temperature of 20 °C (68 °F). This continued dry season is highlighted by the early signs of increased rainfall, noted at 69 mm (2.72 in).

    April weather

    ApriI introduces a modest climb in day temperatures, reaching 28 °C (83 °F) in Ocho Rios, while we also observe an initial ascent in sea temperature, recorded at 27 °C (81 °F). The rainy days begin to proliferate modestly, totaling 6 days, and we see a parallel rise in rainfall, at 84 mm (3.31 in). April marks the peak of sun-filled hours with clouds making infrequent appearances.

    May weather

    As May unfurls, the sea temperature continues its ascent to 28 °C (82 °F), while the night temperature also sees a slight increase to 22 °C (72 °F). The number of days touched by rain continues to expand to 11 days, and the volume of rainfall similarly climbs to 144 mm (5.66 in). With the onset of fewer sunlit hours, marking 7 hours, the spell of dry season begins to wane.

    June weather

    June brings with it a subtle reduction in rainfall amounts, 103 mm (4.06 in), and a marginal decrease in wet days, noted at 10 days. The nocturnal warmth parallels the previous month at 23 °C (73 °F). The wind speeds reach their annual climax this month, with an increase noted in the length of daylight, peaking at 13 hours.

    July weather

    July's persisting rainfall drop, marked at 78 mm (3.08 in), ushers in moderately increasing day temperatures. Minimal humidity is apparent, alongside a resurgence in cloudless sun hours, indicating a tilt away from the wetter conditions.

    August weather

    A noticeable uptick in rainy days occurs in August, encapsulated by 11 days. This month graces us with the year's highest daytime temperatures, peaking at 30 °C (86 °F).

    September weather

    September sees the sea temperature hitting its annual zenith at 29 °C (85 °F), in tandem with the highest nocturnal temperatures averaging 23 °C (73 °F). A rising trend in rainy days manifests at 13 days, along with a marked increase in rainfall, reaching 117 mm (4.59 in). The sunlit duration begins tapering as the winds quiet to their gentlest speeds for the year, logged at 3.

    October weather

    October's climate in Ocho Rios is typified by a gradual dip in daytime temperatures, averaging 29 °C (83 °F), and a continued rise in rainfall, recorded at 176 mm (6.93 in). The most frequent rain is observed this month, totaling 14 days. The dimmest tally of cloud-free sun hours is equally recorded during October, coupled with a maximum in humidity levels.

    November weather

    With the advent of November, we see a continuation of the descending daytime temperatures, settling at 28 °C (82 °F), while the initiation of a reduction in sea temperatures is noted, at 28 °C (83 °F). The frequency of wet days begins to lessen, aligning with a surge in rainfall amounts for the month.

    December weather

    December's climate in Ocho Rios is characterized by the ongoing descent of sea temperature, now at 28 °C (82 °F), complementing the slight cooling in daytime temperatures to 27 °C (81 °F). The recession in rainy days is exemplified by 7 days, while a downward trajectory in precipitation is also discernible. The chill of night seeps in progressively, reaching 21 °C (69 °F) as the day length approaches its annual nadir, peaking at 11 hours.

    FAQs

    What is the sea temperature in Ocho Rios during January?

    In January, the sea is poised at a comfortable 27 °C (81 °F) in Ocho Rios, making for superb conditions to indulge in extended marine activities.

    What is the typical daytime temperature in Ocho Rios throughout February?

    The daytime temperature in Ocho Rios during February averages a pleasant 27 °C (80 °F), perfect for basking in the sun beside the waters or embarking on various outdoor excursions.

    Is March considered warm in Ocho Rios?

    You will encounter comfortably warm weather in Ocho Rios during March, often described as agreeable and far from overwhelming.

    What makes April a favorable time to visit Ocho Rios?

    April stands out as an ideal time for a sojourn to Ocho Rios, with daytime temperatures peaking at an inviting 28 °C (83 °F), complemented by sea temperatures that hit a perfect 27 °C (81 °F). Nightly temperatures hover around a balmy 21 °C (70 °F), with rainfall limited to just 6 days of the month, rendering an umbrella unnecessary for the most part.

    How would you describe the wind conditions in Ocho Rios during May?

    During May, Ocho Rios is characterized by a mild breeze with an average wind speed of 3 m/s.

    Does Ocho Rios experience a rainy season in June?

    June in Ocho Rios is not classified as part of the rainy season; you can expect rain on approximately 10 days.

    Can one expect a dry season during July in Ocho Rios?

    July misses the distinction as a dry month in Ocho Rios, with rainfall expected roughly on 10 days each month.

    How many hours of sunshine does August offer in Ocho Rios?

    Ocho Rios enjoys, on average, 7 hours of sunshine daily throughout the month of August.

    What humidity levels should one anticipate in September in Ocho Rios?

    In September, Ocho Rios exhibits humidity on the upper end, averaging around 81 %, which is generally manageable barring those with particular sensitivities.

    How many days of rainfall can I expect in Ocho Rios during October?

    October in Ocho Rios is marked by the greatest number of rainy days, averaging around 14 days, making it the most precipitous month.

    How cool does the air turn in Ocho Rios during the night in November?

    November nights in Ocho Rios offer a temperate average temperature of 22 °C (71 °F), ideal for nocturnal outdoor pursuits or just relaxing with a cool evening breeze.

    What is the expected quantity of rainy days in Ocho Rios throughout December?

    In December, residents and visitors of Ocho Rios can expect a count of 7 days that might experience rainfall, epitomizing a typical decline in wet days as the year wanes.

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