Sunday 18 August, 2019

Jamaica weather: scattered afternoon showers

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, May 24 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Trough across Jamaica and the central Caribbean.

Comment… The Trough is expected to linger across the island over the next three days.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Generally cloudy, with isolated showers across sections of northern and southeastern parishes.
This Afternoon… Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across sections of central and western parishes and hilly inland areas elsewhere.
Tonight… Mostly cloudy.

 

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…   East  Northeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  East 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, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres
Weather…Cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
There is a small craft warning in effect for offshore areas of the north and south coasts due to strong winds and rough seas in the vicinity of thunderstorms.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Saturday: Isolated morning showers eastern parishes. Scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy morning. Scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across central and western parishes.
Monday: Partly cloudy morning. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.

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

 

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