Friday 26 April, 2019

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny and windy

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, December 31, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge and Low-Level Jet Stream across Jamaica.

Comment… The Ridge and Low-Level Jet should remain across the island for another few days.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning/Afternoon…
 Mainly sunny. Windy mainly across coastal and hilly inland areas.
Tonight… Fair. Windy along some coastal areas.

 

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, gusting to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 10 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  East Southeasterly, 25 knots, gusting to 35 knots. Wave heights… up to 3.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East Northeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast ....Easterly, 20 to 25 knots, gusting to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.5 to 3.0 metres.
South Coast ....Easterly, 25 to 30 knots, gusting to 35 knots. Wave heights…  up to 3.5 metres.
Weather…Mainly sunny and windy.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday/Wednesday: Mainly sunny and windy.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and windy.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a Frontal System across the western Gulf of Mexico.

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