Monday 14 October, 2019

Jamaica weather: unstable conditions to persist across island

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, September 23, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Broad Trough across the central Caribbean. Additionally, there is an area of Low Pressure just north of Jamaica.

Comment… The Trough and associated area of low pressure are being induced by Tropical Storm Jerry across the north Atlantic, and both systems are projected to linger in the vicinity of the island over the next few days.  Expect unstable weather conditions to persist across Jamaica as a result, with activity peaking in the afternoons and evenings.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Generally cloudy. Possible thunderstorms across western parishes.
This Afternoon… Periods of thundershowers across the island, with peak activity expected across central parishes.
Tonight… Cloudy. Lingering thunderstorms expected across sections of eastern and northern parishes.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 32 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 33 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  Northwesterly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights…  0.5 to 1.0 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Variable 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southwesterly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights…  0.5 to 1.0 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Variable, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast... West Northwesterly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights... 0.5 to 1.0 metre.
Weather… Cloudy with occasional thundershowers.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Morning thundershowers across eastern parishes, cloudy elsewhere. Periods of afternoon and evening thundershowers across most parishes. Nighttime thunderstorms possible across eastern parishes.
Wednesday: Cloudy morning, with possible thunderstorms across southern parishes. Scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers across most parishes.
Thursday: Scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers across most parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
Tropical Storm Karen across the eastern Caribbean Sea is expected to be near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Tuesday. Tropical Storm Jerry across the north Atlantic is expected to pass near Bermuda by Tuesday night. Tropical Depression Thirteen across the eastern Tropical Atlantic is forecast to become a tropical storm later today and a hurricane by mid-week.

 

 

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