Kingston
Jamaica
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Kingston, Jamaica

The view of the brightly lit Kingston city, Jamaica, at night
The view of the brightly lit Kingston city, Jamaica, at night
The last month of the spring, May, is another hot month in Kingston, Jamaica, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23.6°C (74.5°F) and an average high of 31.6°C (88.9°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a still hot 31.6°C (88.9°F). In Kingston, the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Kingston is 74%.

Rainfall

In May, in Kingston, Jamaica, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout May, 100mm (3.9") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Kingston, there are 93 rainfall days, and 813mm (32") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Kingston, Jamaica, is 13h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Kingston is 8.2h.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 12 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in May in Kingston?

In Kingston, in May, the average high-temperature is 31.6°C (88.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Kingston?

In Kingston, Jamaica, the average relative humidity in May is 74%.

How many days does it rain in May in Kingston?

In Kingston, in May, it is raining for 8 days, with typically 100mm (3.9") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in May in Kingston?

In Kingston, in May, the average water temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the average length of the day in May in Kingston?

In Kingston, the average length of the day in May is 13h.

How many hours of sunshine does Kingston have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Kingston, Jamaica, is 8.2h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Kingston?

Months with the highest UV index are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in May in Kingston?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Kingston is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average high temperature in May: 31.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (30.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 23.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (24.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21°C).

Average humidity in May - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average humidity in May: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (70%).

Average rainfall in May - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall in May: 100mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (177mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (18mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall days in May: 8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (14 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February and March (5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.9°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average daylight in May: 13h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 8.2h

Months with most sunshine are February and April (Average sunshine: 8.6h).
The month with least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 7.1h).

Average UV index in May - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 8).