Jamaica weather: isolated afternoon showers, partly cloudy
Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A high pressure ridge across Jamaica.
Comment… The high pressure ridge builds briefly across the island today until tomorrow when a prefrontal trough moves into the vicinity of the island. Thereafter, a cold front moves across the island Friday into Saturday before becoming a stationary front across Jamaica.
This Morning… Isolated showers across eastern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers across sections of central and western parishes, elsewhere partly cloudy.
Tonight… Partly cloudy.
Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 30 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 29 degrees Celsius.
MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind… East Northeasterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind…Southerly, 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 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.
OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... East Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Wave Heights... 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
South Coast... Southeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Weather… Partly cloudy.
MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
None at this time.
3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)
Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes elsewhere generally fair. Partly cloudy with Isolated afternoon showers across sections of central and western parishes.
Friday: Mostly cloudy morning with showers across northern and western parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers across sections of most parishes.
Saturday: Morning showers across northern and southeastern parishes, elsewhere mostly cloudy. Widely scattered afternoon showers across central and eastern parishes, elsewhere mostly cloudy.
Other Current Regional Weather Features
A cold front across the Gulf of Mexico.