Jamaica’s Rainy Season

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Historical data indicates that every year Jamaica experiences a rainy season from September to November and from May to June. However, it must be emphasized that we often experience many days of sunshine during this so-called rainy season. It is also note worthy to point out that the wet season is also mixed with days of short duration of rainfall particularly in the mid to late afternoon.

The north-eastern side of the island has a distinct climate. The trade winds blow steadily on the island from north-east, and are drying winds. The parishes of Portland, St. Mary, and St. Thomas often experience rainfall with greater frequency than other parishes.

It is great to know that Jamaica’s rainy season makes it suitable for sporting and leisure activities throughout the year. Tourists and Jamaicans can enjoy the beaches and outdoor activities as much as they would like.

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