Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Jamaica weather: mainly fair across the island

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica and the northern Caribbean. Additionally, there is a Low-Level jet Stream across the central Caribbean.

Comment… The Ridge coupled with the Jet Stream will remain across the island for a couple more days. A Trough is then expected to move into the vicinity of Jamaica by late Friday.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning/Afternoon…
 Generally fair. Windy mainly across southern parishes.
Tonight… 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… Becoming Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5  metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast ....East Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
South Coast ....Easterly, 20 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.5 to 3.0 metres.
Weather… Mainly fair.

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)

Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of southern and hilly inland areas.
Friday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes. Windy across southern parishes.
Saturday: Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across central and western parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Tropical Wave across the western Caribbean.
A Frontal System across the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

 

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