Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Jamaica weather: African dust affecting rainfall activity on island

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, June 18, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A Weak Tropical Wave across Jamaica. 

Comment…   The presence of Saharan Dust in the atmosphere continues to limit the rainfall across the island. Weather conditions are expected to remain mainly sunny and windy despite the presence of the Tropical Wave. By mid-week however, a trough and a reduction in Saharan Dust is expected to increase the chance of showers across the island. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Mainly sunny and hazy.
This Afternoon … Isolated showers across sections of western parishes. Expect windy conditions along coastal areas of the island.
Tonight... Mainly fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today…32 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 05  knots. Wave heights…  0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 05 to 10  knots. Wave heights…  0.5 to 1.0 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South coast....  Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Mainly sunny and windy. 

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A small craft warning remains in effect for offshore areas of the north coast and inshore and offshore areas of the south coast due to strong winds and rough seas.  

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers western parishes. 
Wednesday: Mainly sunny morning, Widely scattered showers  across sections of central and western parishes. 
Thursday: Isolated morning showers across sections eastern parishes. Widely scattered showers across most parishes. Partly cloudy night. 

Other Current Regional Weather Feature
There are no other significant weather features at this time