Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Jamaica weather: scattered afternoon showers in the forecast

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A Tropical Wave east of Jamaica. 

Comment…  The Tropical Wave is expected to move across Jamaica this afternoon. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy across eastern parishes.
This Afternoon… Scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of central and western parishes. 
Tonight… Partly cloudy. 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 32 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, 20 to 25  knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 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 thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A small craft warning is in effect for inshore and offshore areas of the south coast due to strong winds and rough seas.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)


Wednesday: Partly cloudy morning across northern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Thursday / Friday: Partly cloudy morning across northern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers mainly across central and western parishes.

Current Regional Weather Features
Tropical Storm Gordon heading for the northern Gulf Coast of the USA and expected to make landfall tonight.