Monday 18 March, 2019

Jamaica weather: isolated showers in the forecast

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, February 15, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Stationary Front west of Jamaica.

Comment… The Stationary Front is expected to linger just west of Jamaica and dissipate by late Friday evening. Thereafter, a Trough will become the dominant system.  

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Isolated showers across sections of northern and southeastern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers across sections of northern parishes and hilly inland areas elsewhere. 
Tonight… Partly cloudy

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 30 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 30 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…   East Northeasterly, 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

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

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South coast...  Easterly, 10 to 15  knots. Wave heights…1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Weather…  Isolated showers / Thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small Craft Warning is now in effect for inshore and offshore areas of the north coast due to strong winds and rough seas in the vicinity of thunderstorms.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Saturday: Isolated morning showers across eastern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy. Isolated afternoon showers mainly across hilly inland areas.
Sunday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers across hilly inland areas.
Monday: Mainly sunny moring. Isolated afternoon showers across hilly inland areas.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a High Pressure Ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.

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