Monday 14 October, 2019

Jamaica weather: brace for showers, thunderstorms over the weekend

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, September 20, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A broad trough across the central Caribbean, including Jamaica.

Comment… The  broad trough across the region will linger due to; the passage of a tropical wave with an area of Low Pressure across the island later today followed by an induced trough from tropical storm Jerry over the weekend. These interactions will allow for the unstable weather across the island today to persist throughout the weekend and into early next week.



24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Possible isolated showers across sections of some northern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy.
This Afternoon… Showers and thunderstorms across most parishes, especially northern parishes.
Tonight… Partly cloudy.

 

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 Northeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights…  0.5 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Variable, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Becoming Southerly, 05 knots. Wave heights…  0.5 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Variable, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast... Variable, 05 knots. Wave heights... up to 1.0 metre.
Weather… Partly cloudy with p.m. showers and thunderstorms

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small Craft Warning remains in effect for inshore and offshore areas of the north and south coast due to strong winds and rough seas in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)


Saturday: Possible morning showers across eastern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with periods of showers during the morning and widespread afternoon showers and thunderstorms across the island.
Monday: Morning showers with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes. 


Other Current Regional Weather Features
Hurricane Jerry is approximately 465 km east of the northern Leeward Islands.

 

 

 

 

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