Saturday 15 August, 2020

Jamaica weather: hazy and windy conditions anticipated

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A high pressure ridge across central Caribbean including Jamaica.

Comment…  The high pressure ridge remains across the island until Thursday when a broad trough moves across Jamaica and the central Caribbean. The low-level jet stream is expected to bring windy conditions especially across the south coast until later today. Additionally, A plume of Sahara dust is currently across the central Caribbean and as such hazy condition is expected.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, elsewhere mainly sunny. Hazy and Windy especially along the south coast.
This Afternoon… Partly cloudy with possible thunderstorms across hilly inland areas. Hazy and 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 30 knots. Wave heights…  2.5 to 3.0 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)

Thursday: Morning showers across eastern parishes, generally fair elsewhere. Afternoon isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. 
Friday: Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, elsewhere generally fair. Partly cloudy afternoon with isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes.
Saturday: Mainly sunny morning. Partly cloudy afternoon with isolated showers and possible thunderstorms across sections of northern parishes. 


Other Current Regional Weather Features:
A high pressure ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.
A tropical wave approaching the eastern Caribbean. 

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