Thursday 24 September, 2020

Jamaica weather: windy conditions across most parishes

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, June 4, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A high pressure ridge and low-level jet stream across Jamaica.

Comment… Strong winds associated with the low level jet stream is expected to continue into this weekend.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… Windy with isolated showers mainly across southern parishes.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly across western parishes. 
Windy conditions across most parishes.
Tonight… Partly cloudy and windy.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 34 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… Southeasterly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20 to 35 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 to 3.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind…  East southeasterly, 20 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast...Easterly, 25 to 35 knots. Wave Heights... 2.5 to 3.5 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 / Saturday / Sunday: Mainly sunny and windy. 

Other Current Regional Weather Features:
Tropical Storm Cristobal across the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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