Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Jamaica weather: brace for periods of showers amid tropical wave

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, July 24, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A tropical wave east of Jamaica.

Comment… The tropical wave is expected to move across Jamaica this afternoon. Expect continued partly cloudy to cloudy skies as the tropical wave moves across the island. Additionally, expect windy conditions across the island over the weekend due to a low-level jet stream.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
 Isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly across northern and southeastern parishes.
This Afternoon… Cloudy with periods of showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
Tonight… Lingering showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of central and western parishes.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 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, 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 18 to 22 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… becoming Northerly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 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… Occasional thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small Craft Warning is in effect for offshore areas of the north and south coasts due to strong winds and rough seas, especially in the vicinity of thunderstorms.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Saturday:  Morning showers across eastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes. Windy.
Sunday: Partly cloudy morning with possible isolated showers across eastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across western parishes and hilly inland areas. Windy. 
Monday: Morning showers across northeastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers and possible thunderstorms across southwestern parishes. Windy.

Other Current Regional Weather Features:
Tropical Storm Gonzalo is located 1040 kilometres east of the southern Windward Islands.
Tropical Depression Eight has developed into Tropical Storm Hanna and is located 510 kilometres east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. Another tropical wave west of Puerto Rico is expected to be within the vicinity of the island on Saturday morning.

 

 

 

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