Friday 21 September, 2018

Jamaica weather: partly cloudy to isolated showers

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, September 3, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  Trough across Jamaica. 

Comment…  The Trough is expected to linger across the island until tomorrow when a Tropical Wave is expected to move across the island. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes. 
Tonight… Generally fair. 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 32 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…   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…  Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and 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 is in effect for inshore and offshore areas of the south coast and offshore areas of the north coast due to strong winds and rough seas.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)


Tuesday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of western parishes.
Wednesday: Mainly sunny morning. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes.
Thursday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.

Current Regional Weather Features
Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven currently located north of Cuba, is likely to become a Tropical Storm today and bring heavy rains to portions of south Florida.