Friday 22 February, 2019

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny to partly cloudy

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A weak High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica and the western Caribbean.

Comment… The High Pressure Ridge is expected to remain across the island for the next several days while gradually strengthening. Additionally, a Low-Level Jet Stream is expected to bring windy conditions to mainly northern parishes starting on Friday.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy across sections of northern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers across sections of hilly inland areas, otherwise partly cloudy.
Tonight… Becoming fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 30 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 30 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… Easterly 10 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights…  0.5 to 1.0 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Northeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5  metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast ....East Northeasterly, 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 metres
Weather…Partly cloudy.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across northern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Isolated afternoon showers across some hilly inland areas, otherwise partly cloudy.
Friday: Mostly cloudy morning across northeastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Partly cloudy afternoon. Windy along the north coast.
Saturday: Partly cloudy afternoon. Windy across northern parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Stationary Front north of Hispaniola.
A Trough across the eastern Caribbean.

 

 

 

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