Monday 23 November, 2020

Jamaica weather: scattered afternoon showers for some parishes

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

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A tropical wave approaching Jamaica.

Comment… The tropical wave will move across the island today. A trough then becomes the dominant feature for the next few days.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Isolated showers across northern and eastern parishes. Partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly across central and western parishes.
Tonight… Mainly fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 32 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 32 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  East Northeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 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 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... Easterly, 15 knots to 20 knots. Wave heights...1.5 to 2.0 metres.
South Coast... Easterly, 20 knots to 25 knots. Wave heights...2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather… Isolated thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE 
A Small Craft Warning remains  in effect for offshore areas of the south coast due to strong winds and rough seas.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Wednesday: Morning showers across northern and eastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across western parishes.
Thursday/Friday: Partly cloudy morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms across most parishes during the afternoon.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A tropical wave is producing cloudiness and showers across the Eastern Caribbean.
A frontal system is across the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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