Sunday 24 February, 2019

Loop Weather Report: Morning forecast

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A Trough across the western Caribbean, as a result of Hurricane irma to the northwest.

Comment…The Trough is expected to remain in the vicinity of Jamaica for the rest of today. Afterwards a weak High Pressure Ridge is expected to build across the island.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning/Afternoon… Generally cloudy with periods of showers and thunderstorms across most parishes, especially in the afternoon.
TonightBecoming partly 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.

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

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  South Southwesterly 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…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)

Monday: Partly cloudy morning. Scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across mainly central and western parishes.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy morning. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of central and western parishes.
WednesdayIsolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
Category 4 Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall over the Florida Keys in the next few hours.

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