Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Jamaica weather: mainly sunny to windy conditions

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica and the northern Caribbean. Additionally, there is a Low-Level Jet Stream -  a relatively narrow band of strong wind in the low levels of the atmosphere - across the central Caribbean.

Comment… The High Pressure Ridge and the Low-Level Jet Stream will remain across the island and the region for the next few days. 


24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Mainly sunny. Windy along southern coastal areas.
This Afternoon… Partly cloudy and windy
Tonight… 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 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20 to 25 knots, gusting to 30 knots. Wave heights…  2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East Southeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5  metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast ....Easterly, 20 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 metres
South Coast ....Easterly, 25 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.5 to 3.0 metres
Weather… Partly cloudy and windy.

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)
Wednesday/Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Partly cloudy afternoon across western and hilly inland areas, mainly sunny elsewhere. Windy across the island.
Friday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Isolated afternoon showers across western parishes, generally fair elsewhere. Windy mainly across southern parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There a Tropical Wave just west of the eastern Caribbean. 

 

 

 

 

 

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