Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Jamaica weather: Mainly sunny morning, chance for rain later

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.

Comment…. The High Pressure Ridge is expected to remain across the island through to the weekend.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Mainly sunny.
This Afternoon … Isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes. 
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, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

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

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South coast.... East Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Weather…Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time. 

 

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across central and western parishes.
Friday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
Saturday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers isolated thunderstorms across eastern and central parishes. 

Other Current Regional Weather Feature
There is an Area of Low Pressure Ridge in the northeastern section of the Gulf of Mexico.