Friday 18 October, 2019

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny and windy

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Low-Level Jet Stream -  a relatively narrow band of strong wind in the low levels of the atmosphere - across the central Caribbean.

Comment… The High Pressure Ridge and the Low-Level Jet Stream will remain across the island over the next few days. 
 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning / Afternoon …
 Mainly sunny and windy.
Tonight… Fair. 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 34 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 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 25 to 35 knots.  Wave heights…  2.5 to 3.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East Southeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5  metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast ....Easterly, 20 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 metres
South Coast ....Easterly, 25 to 35 knots. Wave heights… 2.5 to 3.5 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)
Thursday / Friday / Saturday:  Sunny during the morning. Partly cloudy and windy during the afternoon.

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

 

 

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