Friday 22 June, 2018

Jamaica weather: mainly fair, windy conditions

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, February 20, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica 

Comment…The High Pressure Ridge is expected to continue to produce mainly fair and windy conditions across sections of the island for the next few days. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy across northeastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers across western sections of the island.. Partly cloudy and windy elsewhere. 
Tonight… Mainly fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 31 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 31 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 5 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, 5 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South coast... Easterly, 25 to 30 knots. Wave heights... 2.5 to 3.0 metres. 
Weather… Partly cloudy and windy

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Wednesday: Isolated morning showers across eastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers central and western parishes. Windy across northern parishes.
Thursday: Isolated afternoon showers across central and western parishes.
Friday: Mostly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers across central and western parishes.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Low Level Jet Stream across the central Caribbean.