Jamaica weather: windy and cool conditions
Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, december 20, 2018 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.
Comment… The High Pressure Ridge lingers across Jamaica through to Thursday. Early on Friday, a Cold Front moves into the vicinity of the island, then across and lingering throughout the weekend. As a result, increased rainfall and cool conditions are expected across most parishes this weekend.
This Morning… Partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Windy and cool.
This Afternoon… Partly cloudy across most parishes. Windy and cool.
Tonight… Partly cloudy and cool. Windy along the south coast.
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, 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.
INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind... Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 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 knots. Wave heights... 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy and windy.
MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.
3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Friday: Cloudy with periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes. Cool.
Saturday: Morning showers across northern parishes, otherwise cloudy. Afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes. Cool.
Sunday: Possible morning showers across northern and southeastern parishes. Partly cloudy, windy and cool.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is no other significant feature across the region at this time.