Thursday 21 June, 2018

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny and windy conditions

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A High Pressure Ridge across the Island. 

Comment…  Mainly sunny and windy conditions are expected to persist as the High Pressure Ridge affects the island. Additionally, a plume of Saharan Dust is expected to create Hazy conditions across the island and central Caribbean. The High Pressure Ridge and Saharan Dust should remain across the area until Thursday.  

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Mainly Sunny and Hazy
This Afternoon … Isolated showers across western parishes. Elsewhere is expected to remain mainly sunny and hazy. Additionally it is expected to be windy, especially along coastal sections of the island. 
Tonight...Mainly fair

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 32 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today…32 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights…  up to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East southeasterly, 10 to 15  knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South coast....  Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Hazy and windy.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A small craft warning remains in effect for offshore areas of the north coast and inshore and offshore areas of the
south coast due to strong winds and rough seas. 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Thursday: Partly cloudy morning expected. Widely scattered afternoon showers  and possible thunderstorms across central and western parishes. 
Friday: Mainly sunny morning with isolated showers across hilly inland areas of central parishes during the afternoon. 
Saturday:  Isolated shower activity across some western parishes. Mainly fair night expected.

Other Current Regional Weather Feature
There is an area of disturbed weather southwest of the island and moving northwest towards the Yucatan Peninsula and away from Jamaica. This area has been given  a 20% chance of development over the next 5 days. 

There is also a Tropical Wave across the Eastern Caribbean.

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