Jamaica weather: expect increased rainfall this weekend
Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, October 12, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… Trough across Jamaica.
Comment… An induced Trough is across Jamaica due to an area of Low Pressure lingering south of the island. This feature is expected to continue to influence the weather across the island throughout the weekend. As a result, an increase in rainfall activity is expected during this period.
This Morning… Isolated showers mainly across eastern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Tonight… Becoming partly cloudy.
Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 30 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 31 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… Variable, 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.... Easterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights... up to 1.5 metres.
Weather… Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.
3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Saturday: Partly cloudy morning. Scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Sunday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Monday: Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Cold Front is currently extending across the Gulf of Mexico, northwest of western tip of Cuba and across the Florida panhandle.
A Tropical Wave approaches the eastern Caribbean.