Montego Bay: January Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||52 %|
|Rainfall days||12 days|
|Chance of Rain||37 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||5 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||20 %|
Averages for Montego Bay in January
Montego Bay is a bustling city and popular tourist destination on the northwest coast of Jamaica. This seaside town has attractions for everyone—from adventurous nature trips to relaxing by the beautiful beaches.
January is one of Jamaica’s coolest months of the year, but it is a warm reprieve from the colder winter weather in Europe. January is typically the only month that sees temperatures drop to average low of 21 degrees Celsius. Daytime highs are generally around 28 degrees Celsius. Fortunately the cold weather is not paired with precipitation—the rainy season is from May through October. January only see 70 mm of rain.
If you are in the mood for an adventure, try the Martha Brae River rafting experience. Spend a few hours relaxing and rafting leisurely down the three mile river through beautiful trees and wildlife. The fee is £18.86 per person for this once in a lifetime experience. Don’t forget to tip the knowledgeable guides!
For an authentic Jamaican meal after your rafting trip, stop by the Native Restaurant & Bar. Located on Gloucester Avenue, Native Restaurant has an extensive menu of Jamaican classics and an open-air veranda. Whether you get the curried goat in a half pineapple or whole fresh fish, you won’t be disappointed by local, traditional cuisine. Better yet—the prices are hard to beat. Entrees range from £9 - £18.
For a hotel that won’t eat up your budget, look no further than the Grandiosa Hotel, conveniently located near the airport and several beautiful beaches. This three-star hotel has an outdoor pool, spa tub, free wireless and a complimentary airport shuttle. While this hotel is much more affordable than some of the other resorts in Montego Bay, that doesn’t mean you’ll lose any amenities. Each room comes with a private balcony, premium cable channels and bedding and soundproofing. You can expect a room at this three-start resort to cost around £50 a night, which is a steal for this busy tourist town.