Sunday 15 September, 2019

Jamaica weather: showers, windy

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, August 19, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A  Trough across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Low-Level Jet Stream across the central Caribbean.

Comment… The Trough will remain the dominant feature  throughout the period. A tropical wave is expected to move in the vicinity of the island this evening. 


24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly over northern  parishes. Windy along southern coastal areas.
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of northern and southwestern parishes.Windy especially along southern coastal areas.
Tonight… Partly cloudy with lingering showers.

 

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…  Northeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 10 knots.          Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Easterly , 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast... Easterly, 20 to 30 knots. Wave heights… up to 3.0 metres.
Weather…Thunderstorms.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Partly cloudy over eastern parishes during the morning. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes during the afternoon.Windy afternoon across coastal areas.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms especially across northern parishes. 
Thursday:  Expect morning showers across eastern parishes. During the afternoon  look for outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a Tropical Wave south of Haiti.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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