Saturday 15 August, 2020

Jamaica weather: isolated afternoon showers for some sections

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, July 10, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A tough across Jamaica.
 
Comment… The trough is expected to remain across the island over the next few days. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Partly cloudy across sections of eastern parishes. 
This Afternoon…  Isolated showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes. Windy along the south coast. 
Tonight… Partly cloudy.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 35 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  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…  2.0 to 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, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
South Coast... East Southeasterly, 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.5 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy and windy.

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: Isolated morning showers across sections of northern parishes. Isolated showers and thunderstorms
across central and western parishes during the afternoon. Windy along southern parishes. 
Sunday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across western parishes.
Windy along southern parishes. 
Monday: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes. Windy along the south coast. 

Other Current Regional Weather Features:
There is a high pressure ridge extending into the Gulf of Mexico.

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