Jamaica weather: mostly sunny skies, windy
Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, April 19, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.
Comment… The High Pressure Ridge should remain across the island throughout today. A Trough is then expected to move into the area and linger through to early next week.
This Morning... Mostly sunny. Windy across southern parishes.
This Afternoon… Partly cloudy across western and hilly inland areas, otherwise mostly sunny. Windy especially across southern parishes.
Tonight… Becoming partly cloudy.
Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 31 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 32 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 East Northeasterly, 10 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 metre.
OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast ....Southeasterly, 15 to 25 knots. Wave heights… up to 2.5 metres.
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)
Saturday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, otherwise mainly sunny. Isolated afternoon showers mainly across western and hilly inland areas.
Easter Sunday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes, otherwise mainly sunny. Isolated afternoon showers mainly across northern and hilly inland areas.
Easter Monday: Widely scattered afternoon showers mainly across southern parishes.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Cold Front across the Gulf of Mexico.