Saturday 19 August, 2017

LOOP WEATHER REPORT

Loop Weather forecast at 4pm Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… Tropical Wave west of Jamaica.

Comment… A weak High Pressure Ridge is expected to build across Jamaica tonight, and remain until Saturday when a Trough is expected to move into the vicinity of the island.

24-HOUR FORECAST
Tonight… Partly cloudy becoming fair.
Tomorrow morning… Partly cloudy across sections of eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
Tomorrow afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of mainly central and western parishes.

 

TOMORROW'S FORECAST FOR SELECTED TOWNS AND CITIES

Minimum temperature expected for Kingston today… 26 degrees Celsius.

Minimum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 25 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.
Tomorrow: Wind…   East Northeasterly 15 knots. Wave heights…1.5 metres.
    
INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Tonight: Wind…Northerly 5 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metres.
Tomorrow: Wind…Southeasterly 17 to 22 knots. Wave heights…   2.0 metres.
    
OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave height… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (after tomorrow)

Friday: Isolated morning showers across sections of eastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers across sections of central and western parishes.
Saturday: Partly cloudy morning. Isolated afternoon showers across hilly inland areas.
Sunday: Isolated afternoon showers across mainly hilly inland areas.

Other Current Regional Weather Features: 
Hurricane Franklin is located over the Bay of Campeche, moving towards Mexico's east coast.
Additionally, there is a Tropical Wave approaching the eastern Caribbean.