Sunday 25 October, 2020

Jamaica weather: cloudy with some showers

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, September 24, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A trough across Jamaica.

Comment… The trough is expected to remain across Jamaica for today. On Friday, a high pressure ridge is expected to build across the island and remain for the next few days.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning...Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of southern and northeastern parishes.
This Afternoon… Becoming mostly cloudy with periods of showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. 
Tonight… Cloudy with lingering showers mainly across northern and southwestern parishes. 

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 32 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 32 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  Northeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind…Southeasterly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind... Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind…Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast... East Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Weather…Occasional thunderstorms.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A Small craft warning is now in effect for inshore areas of the north and south coast due to strong winds and rough seas in the vicinity of thunderstorms.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Friday/Saturday: Partly cloudy morning. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across central and western parishes.
Sunday: Morning showers across northern and southeastern parishes. Scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features:
A stationary front north of Hispaniola extending into the western Atlantic. 

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