Sunday 15 December, 2019

Jamaica weather: scattered showers anticipated

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A tropical wave east of Jamaica.

Comment… The tropical wave is expected to move across Jamaica today. A trough is expected to become the dominant feature for the next few days.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Isolated showers and possible thunderstorms across southern parishes.
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly across southern and northwestern parishes.
Tonight…Lingering showers across northwestern parishes .

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 33 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 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…Occasional thunderstorms

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Thursday: Mainly sunny morning, Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across southern and
northwestern parishes.
 Friday/ Saturday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across southern and
northwestern parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
Another tropical wave across the eastern Caribbean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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