Averages for Montego Bay in August

August

The final official month of summer is almost as hot as the month before, with an average temperature reaching 29°C, with a high of 33°C. The afternoon breezes blowing off the Caribbean Sea can be very welcome indeed, especially when humidity occurs after possible rain, with an average precipitation during August of 80mm, or 12 days seeing some rain throughout the month; again, you might actually welcome this.

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  • Temperature Temperature 29°C 83°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 33°C 91°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 24°C 75°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 80 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 12 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

August

The final official month of summer is almost as hot as the month before, with an average temperature reaching 29°C, with a high of 33°C. The afternoon breezes blowing off the Caribbean Sea can be very welcome indeed, especially when humidity occurs after possible rain, with an average precipitation during August of 80mm, or 12 days seeing some rain throughout the month; again, you might actually welcome this.

Outdoor activities, such as horse riding, and ziplining, are very popular activities in Montego Bay, and are a good idea to enjoy away from the beaches, however swimming, water-sports, and of course, sunbathing, are always ever-popular. The sun will shine in August for an average of 10 hours per day, giving you plenty of time to enjoy whatever you pack your day with, and if you do indulge in water-based fun then you can expect an average sea temperature of a very warm 29°C.

Take a look at the weather forecast for Montego Bay.

Where to stay

A Caribbean holiday screams luxury and in that case you need to be looking for accommodation to match those requirements. You won't struggle, that for sure, and the Sandals resorts around Montego Bay will tick your boxes, including Sandals Carlyle and Sandals Royal Caribbean & Private Island – the latter is as luxurious and opulent as it sounds.

Sunrise at Montego Bay

Of course, you can still find relative luxury with a lesser price tag, and the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites are a great choice, in a fantastic location, with plenty of facilities on hand. Equally, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa ticks those boxes, again in one of the best locations in the resort.

What to do

August is a month of celebration and festivals in Jamaica as a whole, with the Emancipation and Independence Celebration taking centre-stage during the first week of the month. Celebrations and parties take place across the whole island, marking the emancipation from slavery and freedom from colonial rule. Montego Bay hosts many different events, as well as nearby Negril and Ocho Rios.

On top of this, you can enjoy the culture and flavour of Jamaican cuisine, with the Montego Bay Jerk Festival. This slightly different celebration will help you learn about the culture and importance of food in Jamaican life, and you can taste it whilst you're there. Head to the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex for plenty of foodie fun.

White Witch Golf Course near Montego Bay. Photo by Adam Jakubiak

History buffs will enjoy heading to Fort Montego and checking out the ruins of the first fort built in Jamaica, dating back to the 1700s, however once you've finished walking around in the heat, why not enjoy a few treatments in a top-class spa? Montego Bay has countless spas which are certainly up there with the world's best and many rate the Fern Tree Spa at the Half Moon Resort to be one of the best on the island, with countless treatments on offer within the 68,000 sq ft slice of heaven, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Hit the beach

If you happen to stay at Sunset Beach Resort, one of Montego Bay's best hotels, then you will be treated to possibly one of the best beach experiences in the resort. An onsite spa and waterpark is a great break from the sand, but if you're geared up for a day frolicking in the surf, this particular beach has it all, with countless motorised water-sports to enjoy, as well as a protected marine sanctuary just off shore.

You can snorkel and enjoy talks and guides about the underwater residents of the Caribbean too, so this beach is about more than simply worshipping the sun. 

Fisherman at Montego Bay. Photo by David Amsler

Where to eat & drink

Most large holiday resorts have many different types of international food to suit all visitors, and Montego Bay is no different. If you love Italian food then head to Il Giardino, located at Rose Hall, and enjoy a huge range of different pastas, including seafood dishes too. Alternatively, Angela's Italian Restaurant has a more homely feel to it, with an equally large menu of Italian dishes.

A table with a view is your calling at El Greco Sea View Restaurant & Bar, where you can enjoy the sun setting with a cocktail and a delicious meal of, again, seafood, or varied international dishes. There is a menu here to suit everyone, so nobody need go hungry.

At the end of the day, if you want music and fun however, then get yourselves down to Memorabilia Bar & Grill, situated on the beach, this laid-back bar has music, good fun, and delicious food to enjoy.

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