It’s always the right time to sail or fly to Jamaica. The rainy season lasts from May through November, when it usually rains for short periods in the late afternoon, followed by sunshine.
A tropical marine climate brings cool breezes from the sea. The mountain areas are cooler than the beaches, and the weather is usually between 80 F and 90 F. July and August are typically the hottest, when the weather is sunny, and temperatures average at 88 F.
The coolest spot on the island is Blue Mountain Peak. March and April are the windiest months. Negril Beach and Kingston offer more sheltered surroundings, ideal for year-round water sports.
Hurricanes are a rarity in Jamaica, although as in much of the Caribbean the season runs from June through November.
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Jamaica was claimed by Spain after Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1655, it came under English rule before gaining independence in 1962.
As in many other countries across the globe, Jamaicans drive on the left side of the road.
Blue Mountain Peak, part of the island’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Jamaica’s highest point at a towering 7,402 feet.
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