Sunday 24 February, 2019

Loop Weather Report

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Trough across the western Caribbean. A building High Pressure Ridge.

Comment…As the Trough across the western Caribbean continues moving west, away from the island, a High Pressure Ridge is expected to build across the island later Today.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms across sections of some southern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.
TonightPartly cloudy.

TODAY'S FORECAST FOR SELECTED TOWNS AND CITIES

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.

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

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

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

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  South Southwesterly  05 to 10 knots. Wave height…  1.0 metre.
Tonight: Wind… becoming Northerly, 05 knots. Wave height… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… Southerly 10 knots. Wave heights…  1.0 metre.
Weather…Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small Craft Warning remains in effect for offshore areas of the north coast due to strong winds and rough seas in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Mainly sunny a.m., partly cloudy across sections of northeastern parishes. Scattered p.m. showers and isolated thunderstorms across mainly central and western parishes.
WednesdayMainly sunny a.m. Partly cloudy p.m. with isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes.
Thursday: Mainly sunny a.m.. Partly cloudy with widely scattered p.m. showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
Hurricane Irma weakens and is expected to continue moving northward and to cross the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia this afternoon.

Hurricane Jose is expected to meander in the Atlantic while gradually weakening during the next 48 hours.

A Tropical Wave is expected to move across the eastern Caribbean later today.

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