Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Jamaica weather: isolated afternoon thunderstorms in some parishes

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, September 10, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…   High Pressure Ridge across the northern  Caribbean, including Jamaica

Comment…  The High Pressure Ridge should remain across the area before gradually weakening late Tuesday. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are still to be expected mainly across western sections of the island. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy 
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes. 
Tonight… Partly cloudy.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 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 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...   Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind…  Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast ....  Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres
Weather…Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
There are no warnings at this time.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)


Tuesday: Mainly sunny morning. Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across southern parishes and interior portions of northern parishes.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy morning. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes. 
Thursday:  Partly cloudy morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms across most parishes. 

Current Regional Weather Features
Hurricane Florence moving west northwest towards the eastern U.S 
Hurricane Isaac drifting closer towards the eastern Caribbean.