Monday 21 May, 2018

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny morning, possible rain in the afternoon

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, May 17, 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 over the next few days.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Mainly sunny.
This Afternoon … Isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes.
Windy across southern 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, 20 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East Southeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South coast.... East Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

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

 

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Friday/Saturday/Sunday:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 

Other Current Regional Weather Feature
There is a Trough across the Gulf of Mexico.