Saturday 20 July, 2019

Jamaica weather: scattered afternoon showers across most parishes

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, April 5, 2019 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 and the region until early Sunday morning. Thereafter, a  High Pressure Ridge will become the dominant feature.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Isolated showers across sections of eastern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Tonight… Partly cloudy.

 

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

Comment… The Trough is expected to linger across the island and the region until early Sunday morning. Thereafter, a  High Pressure Ridge will become the dominant feature.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Isolated showers across sections of eastern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Tonight… Partly cloudy.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 30 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 30 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… East Southeasterly 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

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

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Saturday: Isolated morning showers across sections of northern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers across sections of most parishes.
Sunday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers across central and western parishes. 
Monday: Partly cloudy morning across northeastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers across central and western parishes. 

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a High Pressure Ridge across the eastern Caribbean

 

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