Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Jamaica weather: rains to persist amid stationary front

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, January 12, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Stationary Front across Jamaica.

Comment…The Stationary Front is expected to linger across the island today and gradually dissipate by Monday. Periods of showers are expected mainly across northern and southeastern parishes for the next few days.

24-HOUR FORECAST

This Morning... 
Showers across sections of some northern and southeastern parishes, mostly cloudy elsewhere. 
This Afternoon... Cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. 
Tonight… Showers across northern and southeastern parishes. 

 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 29 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 27 degrees Celsius.

 

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…   North Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly knots. Wave heights…  1.0 metres.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind…   becoming Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… becoming Northerly 05 knots. Wave heights…  0.5  metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Weather…Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small Craft Warning is in effect for inshore and offshore areas of the north and south coasts due to strong winds and rough seas especially in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms. 

 

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Monday: Morning showers mainly across sections of eastern and central parishes. Scattered afternoon showers across sections of most parishes.
Tuesday: Morning showers mainly across sections of southern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers across central and western parishes. 
Wednesday: Widely scattered afternoon showers across sections of most parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A High Pressure Ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.