Monday 10 August, 2020

Jamaica weather: generally fair conditions

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, July 14, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A trough and low-level jet stream across the central Caribbean.

Comment…  The trough will linger within the vicinity of the island, then slowly move across from late Wednesday through to Friday. The low-level jet stream is expected to bring windy conditions, especially along the south coast today through to Wednesday.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Generally fair. Windy especially along the south coast.
This Afternoon… Partly cloudy across hilly inland areas with possible thunderstorms across western parishes. Windy along the south coast.
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 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  up to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind…Northerly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
South Coast... Easterly, 25 to 35 knots. Wave heights…  2.5 to 3.5 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy p.m.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Wednesday: Mainly sunny morning. Becoming partly cloudy afternoon with showers and thunderstorms across southern parishes. Windy.
Thursday: Morning showers across eastern parishes and partly cloudy northern parishes. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly across southern parishes. 
Friday: Generally fair morning. Partly cloudy afternoon with showers and thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes.


Other Current Regional Weather Features:
A high pressure ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

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