Saturday 15 August, 2020

Jamaica weather: isolated showers for some sections

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, July 3, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A tropical wave moving across Jamaica. 

Comment…  The tropical wave is expected to move across the island this morning and be west of the island later this afternoon. Thereafter, A trough remains the significant feature for the next few days. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Isolated showers across eastern parishes, elsewhere generally fair. 
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of central and western parishes.
Tonight… Partly cloudy to becoming mainly fair.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 33 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 2.0 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… up to 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind…Becoming  Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... Easterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.
South Coast... Easterly, 20 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 3.0 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: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms across hilly inland areas and western parishes, elsewhere partly cloudy. Windy.
Sunday: Mainly sunny morning. Afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across sections of southern and northwestern parishes. 
Monday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, elsewhere mainly sunny. Widely scattered afternoon showers across sections of most parishes. Isolated thunderstorms mainly across sections of central and western parishes. 


Other Current Regional Weather Features
A high pressure ridge across the Gulf of Mexico and north of the Caribbean.
A tropical wave across eastern Caribbean. 

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