Winter Season In Jamaica
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Winter Season In Jamaican

A Jamaican Winter Season Travel.

The last time Get Jamaica visited Montego Bay in January 2007 we interviewed about 30 visitors from Germany, USA, Canada and Sweden. We anted to get their feedback on what they thought about our Jamaican winter. Not only was our writers greeted with profound laughter but Jamaican tourists wanted to know if Jamaica was akin to the Garden of Eden?

Why you might ask in a time when temperatures are so low in their native countries that we enjoyed Jamaican sunshine all the time. To understand what a Jamaican winter is all about you must first understand Jamaican weather.

Jamaica has one of the most varied climates of any Caribbean island. Along the seashore, where most visitors congregate, the island is air-conditioned by northeasterly trade winds, and temperature variations are surprisingly slight. Coastal readings average between 71°F (22°C) and 88°F (31°C) year-round. The Jamaican winter is similar to May in the United States or northern Europe; there can be chilly times in the early morning or at night. Jamaican winter is generally the driest season, but can be wet in mountain areas; expect showers, especially in northeastern Jamaica.

Jamaican inland, temperatures decrease by approximately .55°C for every 91m (about 1°F for every 300-ft.) increase in elevation. Jamaican rainfall is heaviest along the eastern edge of the island's North Coast, with Port Antonio receiving the most intense downpours. Jamaica has two rainy seasons: May, and October through November. A popular Jamaican poem says, “We have neither summer nor winter/neither autumn nor spring…” and it's true. Instead, each year Jamaica sees two rainy seasons from May to June and September to November. Many Jamaicans characterize the seasons according to the Jamaican fruits available at that time! Some of the ‘seasons’ are Jamaican Mango season (May to July), Jamaican Jamaican Guinep season (July to late September and the Jamaican Cane crop season (late October to about January).

Learn more about Jamaican Fruits & Jamaican Vegetables in our Online Jamaican Food Glossary.

Of note also is the hurricane season from June to September, during which time large storms may, but rarely do, pass over the island. The curse of Jamaican weather, the hurricane season, officially lasts from June 1 to November 30-but there's no need for panic. Satellite weather forecasts generally give adequate warning so that precautions can be taken. If you want to actually get on the fly information about Jamaican weather visit our Weather.Com. Jamaica has actually faced three major Hurricanes in its history,

Hurricane Charley – 1952

Hurricane Gilbert – 1988

Hurricane Ivan – 2004

Although there is little real variation in Jamaican temperature year round, between December and April the weather is practically perfect for any activity every day. The average Jamaican temperature ranges from 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit) all year. Will it rain during your holiday? If it does, don’t worry. Most times, the short Jamaican tropical showers provide a welcome break from the afternoon heat just look at it as liquid sunshine, not rain.

The Jamaican winter is at best mild gusts of winds that are cool and at no time chilly in real terms.

But here is a little info that other sites wont tell you, what kind of Jamaican recipes are eaten depending on the season.

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