Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Jamaica weather: partly cloudy to windy conditions

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… High Pressure Ridge building across Jamaica.

Comment…The High Pressure Ridge is expected to remain across the central Caribbean until Friday when a Tropical Wave enters the central Caribbean. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes. Windy conditions across southern parishes. 
Tonight… Mainly fair. 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 31 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 31 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…   Northeasterly, 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East Southeasterly, 05  knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 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…Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Thursday : Mainly sunny morning. Isolated showers and thunderstorms across western parishes. Windy across southern parishes.
Friday: Partly cloudy morning. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
Saturday: Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly across central and western parishes.


Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a Tropical Wave across the eastern Caribbean. 

 

 

 

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