Saturday 15 August, 2020

Jamaica weather: showers in the forecast

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, July 9, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  Tropical wave moving across Jamaica.
 
Comment… The tropical wave is expected to move across the island today.Thereafter a trough remains the significant feature into the weekend. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… 
Isolated showers and thunderstorms across eastern parishes, generally fair elsewhere. 
This Afternoon…  Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes. Windy along the south coast. 
Tonight… Partly cloudy.

 

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…  Northeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  up 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… Becoming Northerly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  up to 2.0 metres.
South Coast... Easterly, 15 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  up to 2.5 metres.
Weather… Showers and Thunderstorms p.m.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Friday: Mainly sunny morning. Partly cloudy afternoon with showers and thunderstorms mainly across western parishes. Windy.
Saturday: Isolated morning showers across sections northern parishes. Partly cloudy afternoon with showers and thunderstorms mainly across central and western parishes. Windy. 
Sunday: Mainly Sunny morning. Partly cloudy afternoon with isolated showers and thunderstorms across western parishes. 


Other Current Regional Weather Features:
There is a high pressure ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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