Morant Point

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Morant Point
Easternmost extremity
The lighthouse on Morant Point, the easternmost extremity of mainland Jamaica.
Morant Point Lighthouse looking north north east.
Morant Point is located in Jamaica
Morant Point
Morant Point
Coordinates: 17°54′54″N 76°11′17″W / 17.9149202°N 76.1881685°W / 17.9149202; -76.1881685Coordinates: 17°54′54″N 76°11′17″W / 17.9149202°N 76.1881685°W / 17.9149202; -76.1881685
CountryJamaica
ParishSt Thomas
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)

Morant Point in Saint Thomas Parish is the easternmost point of mainland Jamaica and the site of Morant Point Lighthouse.

History[edit]

1572 map of Jamaica by Tomaso Porcacchi.

It is called Cape Morante on several early maps including one dated 1572.[1] It has had the name Morant Point since at least 1671.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Morant Point Lighthouse
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
27.9
(82.2)
28.8
(83.8)
29.3
(84.7)
29.9
(85.8)
30.2
(86.4)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
30.6
(87.1)
30.3
(86.5)
29.2
(84.6)
28.2
(82.8)
29.5
(85.1)
Average low °C (°F) 22.2
(72)
21.8
(71.2)
22.1
(71.8)
22.4
(72.3)
23.2
(73.8)
23.8
(74.8)
24.4
(75.9)
25.2
(77.4)
23.4
(74.1)
22.7
(72.9)
23.1
(73.6)
22.7
(72.9)
23.1
(73.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 89
(3.5)
81
(3.2)
55
(2.2)
74
(2.9)
178
(7)
151
(5.9)
86
(3.4)
125
(4.9)
188
(7.4)
266
(10.5)
205
(8.1)
136
(5.4)
1,634
(64.3)
Average relative humidity (%) (at 13:00) 79 77 76 75 79 80 83 80 79 75 81 78 79
Source: Meteorological Service (Jamaica)[3]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Map of Jamaica Archived 2009-10-01 at the Wayback Machine., Tomaso Porcacchi Castilione, 1572.
  2. ^ Map of Jamaica Archived 2012-02-22 at the Wayback Machine., John Ogilby, 1671.
  3. ^ "Mean Climatological Data" (PDF). Meteorological Service (Jamaica). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2016.