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Montego Bay Weather in December, Jamaica

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    9 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    12 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    100 mm

December, 2024

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What's the Weather Like in Montego Bay in December


Christmas brings very sunny conditions to Montego Bay, and a very popular time to visit for the festive season, certainly away from the snow! Again Caribbean cruise season is hitting its peak, and with an average December temperature of a very warm 26°C and a high of 29°C, you can understand why so many people choose to head to Jamaica for the Christmas period.

Rain and Average Sunshine Hours

Rainfall is becoming lower during this time, with an average during December of 100mm, or 12 days seeing some rain, and 9 long hours of sunshine per day.

Average Sea Temperature

A Christmas Day swim is certainly possible, with the Caribbean Sea still at an average temperature of 28°C in December.

Montego Bay Hotels in December

Donway, A Jamaican Style Village

For friendly and uncomplicated accommodation in the central area of Montego Bay, choose Donway, A Jamaican Style Village. Placed within walking distance of the beaches, shops and other amenities, each of its rooms come with TVs, furnished balconies with garden views and free internet access. The hotel boasts a relaxed buffet restaurant and bar, while there's also a spa for those who want to be pampered. 

SeaWind On The Bay

For self-catering options, SeaWind On The Bay makes an appealing choice. Located on the promontory overlooking Montego Bay town, this two-bedroom apartment comes with all the amenities you could wish for, such as a fully-equipped kitchen, relaxing garden area, patio and swimming pool. 

Mango Walk Country Club

Ideal for family vacations, Mango Walk Country Club boasts a range of rustic villas with views that are hard to beat. Situated on a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea and within a gated community, this accommodation site encompasses a clubhouse, swimming pool and a garden area. 

Montego Bay Beach for December

One Man Beach

If you're looking for a glistening beach spot in the heart of Montego Bay, visit One Man Beach, which is mostly popular with locals. Featuring a crescent-shaped bay, shallow aquamarine waters, coconut trees and white sands for which the Jamaican coastline is famous, this has everything you could want in a Caribbean holiday spot. Its only drawbacks are the sparse facilities. 

Bars and Restaurants

Cafe Blue

For daytime indulgence head to Cafe Blue for a variety of cakes, coffees and other delectable sweet treats that will get your tastebuds tingling. A comprehensive range of hot and cool drinks are available, including herbal teas, while there's also the chance to sample some unique and delicious Jamaican cakes that you won't find anywhere else. 

Sugar Mill 

If you're after Caribbean fusion food and al fresco dining, make reservations at the Half Moon Resort's Sugar Mill restaurant. Boasting an award-winning wine cellar, a menu made up of exquisite continent-crossing creations, this restaurant is ideal no matter if you're having a romantic meal or a group gathering. 

Things to do in Montego Bay in December


Although you could easily spend your holiday in Montego Bay on the beach or beside the pool, there's plenty in the surrounding country to see and do while you visit. It's well worth travelling over to Kingston, the capital and cultural hub of Jamaica which is teeming with attractions and tourist sights. 

National Gallery of Jamaica

Art lovers will get their fix a the National Gallery of Jamaica, which showcases centuries of artwork produced on the island, from the indigenous peoples to the landscapes of the Colonial period. Another option is to take a guided tour of the impressive Devon House, which was built in the 1880s by George Stiebel, the first Jamaican millionaire. 

Trench Town Culture Yard

Jamaica is famous for giving birth to the reggae genre of music and Trench Town Culture Yard is a place where you can explore this in greater detail. Once a housing project planned by the British, this colourful museum is decked out in reggae paraphernalia and can be viewed with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. 

Montego Bay Events December

Annual Event

25 Dec 2024
25 Dec 2024

Christmas 🗓

Christmas in Jamaica features plentiful servings of fruitcake and sorrel juice along with sightings of Junkunoo parades (perhaps equivalent to Halloween in the USA). These masqueraders dressed in “scary” costumes dance in the streets across the island. Had too much fun on Christmas Day? Don’t worry, the day after Christmas is Boxing Day and still a holiday when you can celebrate the joys of the season and your Jamaican holiday.


31 Dec 2024
31 Dec 2024

New Years - Watch Night Service 👥

The tradition of Watch Night began on December 31, 1862. Slaves in the U.S. gathered in churches to await news that President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. Watch Night services have always been a favorite of those who prefer to start the new year on a reflective and holy note. Locations like Family Church on the Rock in Montego Bay or Fellowship Tabernacle in Kingston are both popular venues. Starting just prior to midnight, communities come together to see in the New Year.