Thursday 18 October, 2018

Jamaica weather: brace for showers this afternoon amid tropical wave

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… Tropical Wave across Jamaica.

Comment… The Tropical Wave is expected to continue to drift toward the west and will be west of the island by this afternoon.   

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Isolated showers across sections of northern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. 
Tonight…Partly cloudy.

 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 31 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 30 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… Southerly 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 metre.
Tonight: Wind....Becoming Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast.... Southeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights... up to 1.5 metres.
Weather… Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.

 

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Friday: Isolated morning showers mainly across northern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. 
Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon across most parishes.

 
Other Current Regional Weather Features
Hurricane Michael is now located about 215 km southwest of Apalachicola, Florida.