Thursday 19 September, 2019

Jamaica weather: partly cloudy to scattered showers

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.

Comment… The High Pressure Ridge is projected to remain across the island through to Wednesday evening. A Trough is then expected to move into the vicinity of Jamaica by early Thursday morning.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Partly cloudy.
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of western and north-central parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere. Windy mainly along southern coastal areas.
Tonight… Partly cloudy.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 33 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, 18 to 22 knots. Wave heights…  up to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Becoming 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… Partly cloudy.

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: Partly cloudy morning. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across sections of northern and southwestern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
Thursday: Generally cloudy with periods of afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
Friday: Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across western parishes and some hilly inland areas, generally fair elsewhere.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Tropical Wave across the western Caribbean.

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