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.

 

 


Other Runaway Bay Travel Info

Weather in Runaway Bay

Temperature

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)

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Runaway Bay Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Runaway Bay Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan85.87871.9
Feb86.178.171.5
Mar86.178.372.4
Apr87.78074.2
May89.281.174.9
Jun90.782.776.2
Jul91.683.476.8
Aug91.783.677
Sep90.982.976.5
Oct89.981.975.8
Nov88.180.775
Dec86.178.973.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan29.925.622.2
Feb30.125.621.9
Mar30.125.722.4
Apr30.926.723.4
May31.827.323.8
Jun32.628.224.6
Jul33.128.624.9
Aug33.228.725
Sep32.728.324.7
Oct32.227.724.3
Nov31.227.123.9
Dec30.126.122.8

 


 

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.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Runaway Bay (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan9%01
Feb7%01.2
Mar11%01.6
Apr9%02.4
May19%05.1
Jun12%02.9
Jul10%02.1
Aug14%02.3
Sep17%03.9
Oct23%04.4
Nov14%02.9
Dec9%02.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan902.5
Feb703
Mar1104.1
Apr906.1
May19013
Jun1207.4
Jul1005.3
Aug1405.8
Sep1709.9
Oct23011.2
Nov1407.4
Dec905.6

 

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.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.4Gentle breeze15Significant breeze
Feb7Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
Mar7.3Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Apr6.6Light breeze14.5Significant breeze
May6.1Light breeze14.2Significant breeze
Jun6.4Light breeze14.9Significant breeze
Jul6.8Light breeze15.7Significant breeze
Aug6.1Light breeze14.4Significant breeze
Sep5.5Light breeze13.6Significant breeze
Oct5.5Light breeze12.8Significant breeze
Nov6.9Light breeze13.5Significant breeze
Dec7.3Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan72.6%
Feb70.7%
Mar69.4%
Apr70.6%
May72.3%
Jun72.1%
Jul71.1%
Aug72.8%
Sep74.8%
Oct76.4%
Nov74.1%
Dec72.9%

 

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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 67.7 in October means 67.7% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

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.

 

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