Monday 18 March, 2019

Jamaica weather: fair to partly cloudy and windy

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, December 28, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Low-Level Jet Stream across Jamaica and the central Caribbean.

Comment… Expect generally fair to partly cloudy and windy conditions to persist across the island for the next few days due to the presence of the High Pressure Ridge and the Low-Level Jet Stream.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Isolated showers across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Windy.
This Afternoon…Fair to partly cloudy and windy.
Tonight… Mainly fair and windy.

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, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  East Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres
Tonight: Wind… Becoming Northerly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
South Coast ....Easterly, 25 to 30 knots, gusting to 35 knots. Wave heights…  up to 3.5 metres.
North Coast ....Easterly, 25 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.5  to 3.0 metres.
Weather…Partly cloudy and windy.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Saturday: Mainly sunny morning. Partly cloudy afternoon. Windy.
Sunday/ Monday: Fair to partly cloudy and windy. 

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a High Pressure System across the eastern Caribbean.

 

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