Thursday 14 December, 2017

Jamaica weather: thundershowers in some parishes

Loop Weather forecast at 5am Thursday, December 7, 2017.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A weakening High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica and the northern Caribbean.

Comment… The High Pressure Ridge is expected to continue to weaken today into Friday. A Cold Front is then expected to push into the western Caribbean and influence weather across the island on the weekend. 

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
 Isolated showers across northeastern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon…Isolated showers and possible thundershowers across sections of central and western parishes.
Tonight…Partly cloudy.

 

 

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 15 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave height… 0.5 metre.

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

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… Easterly 20 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 metres.
Weather…Partly cloudy

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.

 

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Friday: Partly cloudy morning across most parishes. Isolated afternoon showers across sections of central and western parishes.
Saturday: Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes.
Sunday: Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, especially across northern parishes; It will be windy Sundayevening.

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