Average Weather in Jamaica Beach Texas, United States
In Jamaica Beach, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 89°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 92°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Jamaica Beach for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from mid October to mid November.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 28 to September 28, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is August 12, with an average high of 89°F and low of 80°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 4 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 50°F and high of 61°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Jamaica Beach, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Jamaica Beach begins around September 18 and lasts for 2.7 months, ending around December 8. On October 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 8 and lasts for 9.3 months, ending around September 18. On August 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Jamaica Beach varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from May 23 to September 24, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on September 4.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from September 24 to May 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on April 1.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 42% on September 4.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Jamaica Beach experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Jamaica Beach. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 9, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.
The least rain falls around March 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Jamaica Beach varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:20 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 14 minutes later at 7:34 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:21 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 2 minutes later at 8:23 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Jamaica Beach during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Jamaica Beach experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 26 to November 20, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 28% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 20, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 29, with muggy conditions 5% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Jamaica Beach experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from September 28 to June 9, with average wind speeds of more than 10.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.6 months, from June 9 to September 28. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Jamaica Beach varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 7.0 months, from February 5 to September 4 and for 3.7 weeks, from November 10 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 72% on June 27. The wind is most often from the east for 2.2 months, from September 4 to November 10, with a peak percentage of 45% on September 19. The wind is most often from the north for 2.0 months, from December 6 to February 5, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Jamaica Beach is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.0 months, from June 2 to October 3, with an average temperature above 80°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 14, with an average temperature of 86°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.3 months, from December 13 to March 22, with an average temperature below 65°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 31, with an average temperature of 60°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Jamaica Beach throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Jamaica Beach for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to mid May and from mid October to mid November, with a peak score in the last week of April.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Jamaica Beach for hot-weather activities is from early May to mid June, with a peak score in the third week of May.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Jamaica Beach over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 73% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Jamaica Beach should appear around January 15, only rarely appearing before January 10 or after January 26.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from April 5 to July 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 3, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 15 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Jamaica Beach are 29.190 deg latitude, -94.980 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Jamaica Beach is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 7 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1 foot. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (16 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (138 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Jamaica Beach is covered by water (63%) and herbaceous vegetation (19%), within 10 miles by water (70%) and herbaceous vegetation (16%), and within 50 miles by water (57%) and cropland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Jamaica Beach, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Jamaica Beach.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Jamaica Beach according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Jamaica Beach is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Jamaica Beach and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Scholes Field (73%, 15 kilometers, northeast); Pearland Regional Airport (14%, 45 kilometers, northwest); and Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (13%, 48 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .