Thursday 2 July, 2020

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny to windy

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A  high pressure ridge across Jamaica. Additionally, a low-level jet stream is across the central Caribbean.

Comment…The high pressure ridge will linger within the vicinity of the island. Windy conditions are to persist especially across southern parishes, increasing in intensity Thursday into the weekend due to the presence of the low-level jet stream. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Mainly sunny. Windy especially along southern parishes.
This Afternoon… Possible isolated showers across north central and western parishes, otherwise partly cloudy. Windy.
Tonight… Becoming fair.

 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 33 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  East Northeasterly, 20 knots. Wave heights…  up 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 to 10 knots. Wave heights… up to 1.0 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... East Southeasterly, 22 knots. Wave heights... up to 2.5 metres.
South Coast...Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave Heights... 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Partly cloudy.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Wednesday: Possible morning showers across eastern parishes and isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across northwestern parishes, otherwise, generally a partly cloudy and windy day.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and windy day with possible afternoon showers across western parishes.. 
Friday: Mainly sunny and windy. 

Other Current Regional Weather Features:
Tropical Depression Three is across the southern Gulf of Mexico and is being monitored for further development. 

 

 

 

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