Monday 18 March, 2019

Jamaica weather: skies mostly clear

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, February 21, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division. 

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.

Comment… The High Pressure Ridge remains across the island through to the weekend. As a result, strong winds are expected throughout this period.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning …
 Mainly sunny. Windy. 
This Afternoon…
 Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, otherwise mainly fair. Windy.
Tonight… Mainly fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 31 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 31 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…   East Northeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 2.5 metres
Tonight: Wind… Variable, 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… East Southeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and south coast...  East Southeasterly,  25 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.5 to 3.0 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy and windy.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Friday and Saturday: Mainly sunny morning. Partly cloudy afternoon across hilly inland areas. Windy.
Sunday: Generally fair. Windy mainly along the south coast.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a Cold Front across the Gulf of Mexico.

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