Saturday 24 October, 2020

Jamaica weather: brace for afternoon showers

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, September 28, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A trough across Jamaica.

Comment… The trough is expected to linger across Jamaica into Wednesday. Thereafter, a tropical wave will move across the island Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. With the passage of this tropical wave, an increase in cloudiness with periods of showers and thunderstorms across the island is to be anticipated. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Possible showers across eastern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy.
This Afternoon… Showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Tonight… Possible lingering showers, thereafter becoming partly cloudy.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 33 degrees Celsius.

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

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

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

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast... Easterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy / p.m. showers and thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Partly cloudy morning. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes, especially northern parishes. Lingering night time showers. 
Wednesday: Morning showers mainly across eastern parishes, cloudy elsewhere. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes. Lingering night time showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday: Cloudy with periods of showers and thunderstorms across most parishes. Lingering night time showers and thunderstorms.


Other Current Regional Weather Features
A tropical wave approaching the central Caribbean is expected to be within the vicinity of the island on Wednesday.
Another tropical wave now approaching the Eastern Caribbean and is projected to move within the vicinity of Jamaica on Friday. 

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