Thursday 20 September, 2018

Jamaica weather: African dust to limit rainfall activity across island

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, July 12, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…   High Pressure Ridge 

Comment… The High Pressure Ridge along with increased Saharan Dust is expected to limit rainfall across the island today through to Saturday.  

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… Mainly sunny and hazy
This Afternoon … Partly cloudy across most parishes. Isolated shower activity across western parishes. It is expected to be windy across southern coastal areas. 
Tonight: Fair.  

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today…34 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… East 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, 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast....East southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights ... 1.5 to 2.0 metres. 
South coast....  Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Mainly fair

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

 

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Friday:: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Isolated afternoon showers across sections of mainly western parishes.
Saturday : Partly cloudy morning.Isolated showers across central and western parishes. 
Sunday: Partly cloudy morning. Isolated showers mainly across hilly interior sections of western parishes. 

Other Current Regional Weather Features
The remnants of Beryl continues to produce showers and thunderstorms across the northern Bahamas.