Saturday 20 October, 2018

Jamaica weather: afternoon scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, April 16, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… Pre-Frontal Trough across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Cold front across the western Caribbean.

Comment…The Cold Front is expected to move over central Cuba tonight, then it will remain stationary before dissipating through late Tuesday. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy across eastern parishes,generally fair elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Expect widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across section of central and western parishes.
Tonight… Partly cloudy.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 31 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 31 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…   Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Northerly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast... Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights... 1.5 to 2.0 metres. 
Weather… Partly cloudy. 

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Isolated morning showers northern parishes. Expect widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.  
Wednesday: Isolated morning showers northern parishes. Expect widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated across sections of central and western parishes.
Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Expect isolated afternoon showers across sections of western parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a High Pressure Ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.