Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Jamaica weather: possible thunderstorm out west

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, March 13, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Pre-Frontal Trough across the central Caribbean, including Jamaica
Comment… Expect the Trough to linger across the central Caribbean today as a Cold Front enters the north west Caribbean before stalling west of the island late tomorrow through Thursday. Enhanced afternoon shower activity can therefore be expected across the island later this week.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
Partly cloudy.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and possible thunderstorm mainly across western parishes. Partly cloudy elsewhere as well as windy across southern coastal areas.
Tonight… Mainly fair.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 29 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 29 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, 18 to 22 knots. Wave heights…  up to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights…0.5 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast...Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights... 1.5 to 2.0 metres. 
South coast… Easterly, 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 metres.
Weather…Isolated Showers

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time

 

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Wednesday/Thursday: : Widely scattered afternoon showers and possible thunderstorms across sections of most parishes, particularly western parishes,
Friday: Isolated afternoon showers across northern and western sections of the island.  
Other Current Regional Weather Features: 
A Low Level Jet Stream across the central Caribbean.