Sunday 18 August, 2019

Jamaica weather: Fair to partly cloudy conditions

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, August 12, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.

Comment… The High Pressure Ridge is projected to weaken throughout today as a Tropical Wave approaches the central Caribbean. The Tropical Wave is expected to pass across Jamaica on Tuesday morning, after which the High Pressure Ridge quickly rebuilds, accompanied by a Low-Level Jet Stream. Expect windy conditions mainly across southern parishes beginning on Tuesday afternoon. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly fair elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly across western parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
Tonight… Becoming fair.

 

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 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Becoming Northerly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast... Easterly, 15 to 25 knots. Wave heights... 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small Craft Warning remains in effect for 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 fair elsewhere. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across northern and southwestern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere. Becoming windy mainly across southern parishes.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, generally fair elsewhere. Isolated afternoon showers and possible thunderstorms mainly across western parishes, fair elsewhere. Windy across the island.
Thursday: Isolated afternoon showers across western parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Windy mainly across southern parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Tropical Wave approaching Hispaniola.

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