Jamaica weather: showers across most parishes this afternoon
Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, August 3, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A tropical wave moving across Jamaica.
Comment… The tropical wave is expected to drift west of the island this evening. A low-level jet stream is then expected to move into the vicinity of Jamaica late Tuesday, bringing windy conditions mainly to southern parishes.
This Morning… Isolated thunderstorms across sections of northern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy.
This Afternoon… Showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
Tonight… Lingering showers and isolated thunderstorms across southern parishes, becoming partly cloudy.
Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 34 degrees Celsius.
MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind… 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, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.
OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast... Easterly, 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.
3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Tuesday: Morning showers across eastern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes. Windy. Nighttime showers mainly across eastern parishes.
Wednesday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across northern and southwestern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy. Windy.
Independence Day: Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across central and western parishes. Windy along the south coast.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
Tropical Storm Isaias located 185 kilometres east-southeast of Jacksonville, Florida is projected to regain hurricane status today before making landfall in the Carolinas tonight.
Another Tropical Wave currently across Puerto Rico is expected to move across Jamaica on Tuesday night.
An area of disturbed weather north of the Leeward Islands has a medium chance of developing into a Tropical Cyclone over the next 2 days.