Friday 19 April, 2019

Loop Weather Report: Morning forecast

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… Trough across Jamaica.

Comment…A Trough induced by Hurricane Irma will linger across the island for the next couple days.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning… Partly cloudy with isolated showers across sections of northern parishes. 
This Afternoon…Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. 
TonightMostly cloudy with some lingering showers.

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…   North Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… South Southwesterly  05 knots. Wave height… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southerly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave height…  1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Becoming Northerly, 05 knots. Wave height… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… Northwesterly 10 to 15  knots. Wave heights…  1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Weather…Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 

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

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy with periods of scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with periods of scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes.
MondayPartly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of western parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
Hurricane Irma, now a  category 4 hurricane is  moving away from the Turks and Caicos islands and toward southeastern Bahamas.

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