Jamaica weather: showers for some parishes this afternoon
Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, July 2, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A trough across Jamaica.
Comment… The trough lingers across the island into the weekend. Additionally, there are two weak tropical waves expected to move across the island later this afternoon into evening and late Friday evening, respectively. There is a low-level jet stream across the central Caribbean which is expected to bring windy conditions across the island, especially along the south coast, starting on Friday.
This Morning… Partly cloudy cross eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of north-central and western parishes.
Tonight… Partly cloudy, thereafter becoming mainly fair.
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, 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 knots. Wave heights… up to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.
OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
South Coast... Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Partly cloudy with p.m. showers
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)
Friday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms across north-central and western parishes. Windy.
Saturday: Partly cloudy morning across northern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms across hilly inland areas and western parishes, otherwise partly cloudy. Windy.
Sunday: Mainly sunny morning. Afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across hilly inland areas. Windy.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
A high pressure ridge across the Gulf of Mexico and north of the Caribbean.
Another tropical wave to move across the eastern Caribbean later today.