Jamaica weather: mainly sunny to partly cloudy
Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… Trough across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Stationary Front just west of Jamaica.
Comment… The Trough is expected to remain across the island today through to early tomorrow as the Frontal System currently west of the island gradually dissipates. Thereafter, a High Pressure Ridge is expected to build across Jamaica.
This Morning… Mainly sunny.
This Afternoon… Partly cloudy with few isolated showers across sections of western parishes.
Tonight… Mainly 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… Northeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.
INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind... Southeasterly, 10 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 metre.
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… Isolated showers.
MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.
3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Wednesday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers across sections of hilly inland areas, partly cloudy elsewhere.
Thursday: Mainly sunny morning. Partly cloudy and windy afternoon.
Friday: Morning showers and and thunderstorms across sections of eastern parishes. Intermittent afternoon showers across most parishes.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a High Pressure System across the Gulf of Mexico.