The best times to visit Runaway Bay for ideal weather are
December 24th to March 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Runaway Bay Travel Guide
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Weather in Runaway Bay
Average temperatures in Runaway Bay vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Runaway Bay, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 92.3°F (33.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.7°F (25.4°C) at night.
Runaway Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Runaway Bay Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Runaway Bay Perceived Temperature (F)
Runaway Bay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Runaway Bay Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Runaway Bay are February, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Runaway Bay? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Runaway Bay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Runaway Bay (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Runaway Bay has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (69.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (76.4%).
Wind in Runaway Bay is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by March and December. January’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early July where average top sustained speeds reach 16.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Runaway Bay.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.4||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.3||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.6||Light breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|May||6.1||Light breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.4||Light breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.8||Light breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.1||Light breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.5||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.5||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.9||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Runaway Bay?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Jamaica; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 05, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Runaway Bay, Jamaica is January, followed by May and December. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Runaway Bay in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Runaway Bay Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.6°F (32°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Runaway Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.4°F (33°C) and 87°F (30.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Runaway Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 85.1°F (29.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.