Saturday 20 April, 2019

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny to partly cloudy

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, March 18, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Trough across the central Caribbean.

Comment… The Trough should remain in the region through to tonight. A High Pressure Ridge is expected to briefly build across the island tomorrow, before another Trough moves into the vicinity of the island by Wednesday.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers across sections of western and hilly inland areas, otherwise partly cloudy.
Tonight… Becoming 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…   Northeasterly, 10 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5 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
None at this time.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Mostly sunny morning. Partly cloudy afternoon with possible isolated showers across northwestern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
Wednesday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers across central and western parishes.
Thursday: Widely scattered afternoon showers mainly across central and western parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Frontal System entering the northwestern Caribbean.

 

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