Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny morning, isolated afternoon showers

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, September 7, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.

Comment… A High Pressure Ridge is expected to be the dominant feature across Jamaica for the weekend.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
  Mainly sunny.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorms across hilly inland areas especially western parishes.
Tonight… Becoming fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

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

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…   East Northeasterly, 15 knots. Wave heights…  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…  Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast ....  Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres
Weather…Partly cloudy

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)


Saturday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes.
Sunday: Partly cloudy across eastern parishes. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
Monday: Partly cloudy morning. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.


Current Regional Weather Features
A Tropical Wave across the western Caribbean.
Hurricane Florence located  approximately 1,590km east-southeast of Bermuda.