Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Jamaica weather: sunny, windy conditions to persist

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, February 14, 2018, by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica. Additionally there is a Low-Level Jet across the central Caribbean.

Comment…The High Pressure Ridge is expected to remain across the island for the rest of the week. Expect windy conditions to persist mainly across northern parishes through to tomorrow.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning/Afternoon…
 Partly cloudy across sections of northern and hilly inland areas, mainly sunny elsewhere. Windy across northern parishes.
Tonight… Mainly fair.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 30 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 30 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… East Southeasterly 10 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to  2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… East Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather…Fair to partly cloudy.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across northern parishes. partly cloudy afternoon across central and western parishes. Windy along the north coast.
Friday: Partly cloudy morning across northern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers sections of central and western parishes.
Saturday: Isolated afternoon showers mainly across western parishes. Windy along coastal areas.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A Stationary Front across the Gulf of Mexico.