Saturday 24 February, 2018

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny to windy conditions

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, February 13, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Low-Level Jet across the central Caribbean.

Comment…The High Pressure Ridge is expected to remain across the island over the next few days. Windy conditions are expected across southern parishes.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Mainly sunny.
This Afternoon… Partly cloudy and windy mainly across southern parishes.
Tonight… Mainly 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…   East Northeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East Southeasterly, 5 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… Northerly, 5 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Partly cloudy and windy.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small Craft Warning remains in effect for inshore areas of the south coast, and offshore areas of the north and south coasts, due to strong winds and rough seas.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Wednesday/Thursday: Partly cloudy and windy especially across southern parishes. 
Friday:  Mainly sunny during the morningIsolated afternoon showers mainly across central and western parishes. 

Other Current Regional Weather Features: 
A Cold Front across the Gulf of Mexico.

A Low Level  Jet is defined as a narrow region of relatively strong winds in the lower part of the atmosphere.