Sunday 18 August, 2019

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny, partly cloudy conditions

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.

Comment… The High Pressure Ride will remain the dominant feature. Additionally, expect windy conditions to
persist mainly along coastal areas due to the presence of a Low-Level Jet Stream.


24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
This Afternoon…Isolated showers and possible thunderstorms across northwestern parishes. Windy along coastal areas.
Tonight… Generally fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 34 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  East Northeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Becoming Northerly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast ...Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights ...1.5 to 2.0 metres
South Coast... Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights... 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy p.m.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A small craft warning is in effect for inshore and offshore areas of the south coast due to strong winds and rough seas.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Thursday: Mainly sunny morning. Partly cloudy afternoon. Windy across the island.
Friday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly across western parishes. Windy across the island.
Saturday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across inland areas and western parishes.
Windy across the island.


Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a Tropical Wave approaching the eastern Caribbean.

 

 

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