Saturday 7 December, 2019

Jamaica weather: fair to partly cloudy and windy

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, June 17, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

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

Comment… Both the Ridge and Low-Level Jet Stream are expected to remain across the island over the next several days. Expect fair to partly cloudy and windy conditions to prevail as a result.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Windy along southern coastal areas.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and possible thunderstorms across sections of western and hilly inland areas, partly cloudy elsewhere. Windy mainly across southern parishes.
Tonight… Fair. Windy along southern coastal areas.

 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 34 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…   East Northeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots, gusting to 30 knots. Wave heights…  2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East Southeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5  metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast ....Easterly, 20 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 metres
South Coast ....Easterly, 25 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.5 to 3.0 metres
Weather… Fair and windy.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Possible isolated afternoon showers across western parishes, generally fair elsewhere. Windy mainly across southern parishes.
Wednesday/Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Partly cloudy afternoon across western and hilly inland areas, mainly sunny elsewhere. Windy across the island.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Tropical Wave south of Hispaniola.
Another Tropical Wave across the Lesser Antilles.

 

 

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