The Weather In Falmouth
The current up to date weather in Falmouth is shown above. Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica has a very pleasing Tropical Caribbean climate that visitors from all over the world will love. Falmouth is the capital of the Jamaican parish of Trelawny and is located in the north western end of Jamaica. Its exact location is 18°30′N and 77°40′W or approximately 22 miles east of Montego Bay.
It is located on a large plain and is bordered by the Caribbean sea to the north and is surrounded on the east, west, north and south by wet marshlands and mongroves, partially the work of the Martha Brae River that meets the sea about 1 1/2 miles east of Falmouth.
The average temperatures in Falmouth are what could be described as perfect, not too hot as to make you feel miserable and not cold as to make you feel uncomfortable. Daytime temperatures average between 84-87° and nightime low temperatures average 74-75°. The town is exposed to the North East Trade Winds that blow on Jamaica’s north coast and the peninsula that protects the harbor also protects the town from heavy winds, keeping Falmouth only windy enough to offer a pleasant, slightly windy throughout the day.
The weather in Falmouth makes rainfall mild throughout the year and comprises a ‘mini’ rainy season in May and the real rainy season in from October to November.
There are also not many rainy days each month, averaging only 4.8 days per month for the entire year. It ranges from a low of 2 inches in December to a high of 9 in the October rainy season.
If it is daytime fun you’re seeking, the weather in Falmouth, like the rest of Jamaica, gives you a full working day to play in the sun. Falmouth averages over 8 hours of average daily sunshine, enough for you to play until you’re satisfied. Some months (February to April, july and November) have a full 9 hours of sunshine. The lowest average hours of daily sunshine you will get is 7 hours in October when the rainy season is at its peak.
Falmouth Average Water Temperature
If you’re wondering how long the sun shines per day, chances are you want to enjoy one of our beautiful beaches, whether it is at Silver Sands villas, Braco, FDR Pebbles, Starfish Resorts or one of our public beaches, Burwood or Half Moon Bay. You will be glad to know that the average monthly water temperature is a nice, warm 81° making it comfortable to swim in our warm sea water. The winter months are particularly pleasant, averaging 79.5°, which is why Jamaica attracts so many visitors from temperate countries such as United States, Canada and United Kingdom who would be seeing extremely cold water temperatures in their countries.
Everything sounds perfect for the weather in Falmouth, doesn’t it? Like everything else, there has to be a drawback. Like the south and south eastern United States, Jamaica lies in a hurricane belt which means it is prone to the possible effects of hurricanes or tropical cyclones between the months of June to November. The season peaks in September. Hurricanes develop off the coast of West Africa and make their way into the Caribbean from the east and when fully developed, can cause massive destruction of property, and in some cases, loss of life.
Fortunately for Jamaica, because of our location most of these storms pass us by and we are spared their full wrath on most occasions. The last time we felt the full force of a hurricane was Hurricane Gilbert on September 12th , 1988. Then, Falmouth, like the entire country, was battered with wind and rain that left widespread destruction.
Since then, most of the Hurricanes that pass by Jamaica, have been centered mainly on the south coast. Falmouth on the north coast has been largely protected from hurricanes. What Hurricanes have left over the years though, are heavy rains that have caused many of the rural roads in Trelawny to be in a poor state.
Weather In Falmouth
The weather in Falmouth, like most of Jamaica (except for Portland, which sees an unusually high amount of rainfall) is warm, mild and provides a comfortable atmosphere for outdoor activities.