Loop Weather forecast at 5am Thursday, August 10, 2017.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica.
Comment…The High Pressure Ridge is expected to remain across the island until Friday. A Tropical Wave is expected to move across Jamaica on Saturday.
24-HOUR FORECAST This Morning… Mainly fair.. This Afternoon…Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across central and western parishes. Tonight…Becoming fair.
TODAY'S FORECAST FOR SELECTED TOWNS AND CITIES
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 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave height… 0.5 metre.
INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind... Southeasterly, 20 knots. Wave height… 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Northerly, 05 knots. Wave height… 0.5 metre.
OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 2.0 metres.
MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.
3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Friday: Isolated morning showers across eastern parishes, mainly fair elsewhere. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes. Saturday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly across hilly inland areas. Sunday: Widely scattered afternoon showers across most parishes.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
Hurricane Franklin weakens to a Tropical Storm as it moves further inland over eastern Mexico.
Additionally,there is a Tropical Wave across the eastern Caribbean.