Thursday 20 September, 2018

Jamaica weather: isolated showers to windy conditions this afternoon

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, August 30, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…   A Trough across Jamaica.

Comment…  The Trough is expected to remain across Jamaica until Friday when a Tropical Wave enters the central Caribbean.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Mainly sunny.
This Afternoon… Isolated and thunderstorms mainly across central and western parishes. Windy conditions across southern coastal areas.
Tonight… Becoming fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 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… 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 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 3.0 metres
Weather... Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A small craft warning remains 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)

Friday/Saturday:  Morning showers across northern parishes. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
Sunday: Mainly sunny morning. Partly cloudy afternoon with isolated shower activity across western parishes. 

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a Tropical Wave across the eastern Caribbean.