Ocho Rios

Avg weather in May
13 Hrs per day
104 mm per month
83 % avg
9 Mph avg


What’s the weather like in Ocho Rios in May?

Ocho Rios weather in May calls for lightweight clothing and plenty of sunscreen to protect you from the Caribbean Sun. Temperatures have risen to prepare for the summer and with that, comes higher humidity and the increased chance of rain.

Geographical influences

Ocho Rios is located on the north coast of Jamaica. It’s home to a variety of rainforests, beaches, waterfalls and rivers. With a tropical climate, the region often experiences high temperatures and heavy showers in the wet season. However, the heat is comfortable due to cooling trade winds from the east.


The average daily temperature in May is a lovely 32°C with possible lows of 25°C in the evenings. 104mm of rain falls during May and usually spans across 12 days, so make sure to pack a light raincoat or umbrella if you find yourself out exploring the rainforest during a downpour. There are 13 hours of the sunshine per day with humidity levels reaching 83% on rainy days. The sea temperature is 28°C, which is ideal for swimming in the crystal-clear waters along Jamaica’s coastline.

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