Jamaica weather: isolated afternoon showers for some sections
Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, May 3, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.
Comment… The High Pressure Ridge is expected to persist across Jamaica over the weekend. Late on Saturday,
a Trough will develop in the vicinity of the island and is likely to enhance showers and thunderstorms.
This Morning… Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorm across sections of central and western parishes.
Windy along southern coastal areas.
Tonight… Mainly fair.
Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 32 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 32 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 2.5 metres
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.
INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind... East Southeasterly, 15 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Becoming Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.
OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast ....Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 3.0 metres
Weather… Partly cloudy.
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)
Saturday/Sunday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated late afternoon showers across sections of hilly inland areas and western parishes.
Monday: Partly cloudy morning across northeastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorm mainly across
the hilly inland areas of northern parishes.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a High Pressure Ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.