Friday 16 November, 2018

Jamaica weather: brace for increased rainfall

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, June 20, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Trough across Jamaica. 

Comment…  The Trough is expected to influence the weather conditions across the island today. There is also an approaching Tropical Wave which will be in the vicinity of the island on Thursday, resulting in increased rainfall activity across the island Thursday into Friday. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. 
This Afternoon … Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Windy conditions along southern coastal areas.
Tonight... Lingering showers across sections of western parishes. 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 32 degrees Celsius.

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

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  East Northeastererly, 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 knots. Wave heights…2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind…  Becoming Northerly 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metres.

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

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Thursday: Morning showers across sections eastern parishes. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.  
Friday: Partly cloudy morningWidely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes.
Saturday: Widely scattered afternoon showers across sections of most parishes. 

Other Current Regional Weather Feature
There is a Tropical Wave across the central Caribbean. 

 

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