Thursday 20 September, 2018

Jamaica weather: isolated showers anticipated

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

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  Trough across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Tropical Wave west of Jamaica. 

Comment… The Tropical Wave will continue to drift to the west and away from the island, while the Trough is expected to linger across the Jamaica for the next three days.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
  Isolated showers across sections of northeastern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms especially 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…   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...   East Southeasterly, 20 to 25  knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind…  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 2.5 metres
Weather…Partly cloudy.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A small craft warning is in effect for inshore and offshore areas of the south coast and offshore areas of the north coast due to strong winds and rough seas.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)


Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across northern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers mainly across central and western parishes.
Friday/Saturday: Isolated afternoon showers mainly across central and western parishes

Current Regional Weather Features
Tropical Storm Gordon moving inland along the Gulf Coast of the USA with threat of heavy rains and flooding.