Friday 25 September, 2020

Jamaica weather: partly cloudy, isolated showers

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

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A weak trough across Jamaica. Additionally a low-level jet stream across the central Caribbean.

Comment…The trough is expected to linger across the central Caribbean for the next few days. Additionally, windy conditions are expected to persist, especially along the south coast for the next few days, due to the presence of the low-level jet stream. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Isolated showers and possible thunderstorms across northern and southeastern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly across northern and southwestern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere. Windy along the south coast.
Tonight… Partly cloudy. 

 

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, 22 knots. Wave heights… up to 2.2 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… Northerly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast....Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave Heights... 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Isolated thunderstorms.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Thursday (Independence Day) : Partly cloudy morning. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across western parishes. Windy.
Friday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Isolated showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes.. Windy along the south coast. 
Saturday: Partly cloudy morning. Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
Post-Tropical Cyclone Isaias is located 90 kilometres north-northwest of Quebec City.
A tropical wave approaching the eastern Caribbean.

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