Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Jamaica weather: more rain this afternoon

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Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, October 14, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE…  A trough across the Jamaica. Additionally, there is a area of low pressure southwest of Jamaica.

Comment… The trough and the area of low pressure will continue to influence weather conditions across the island today producing mostly cloudy conditions with showers and thunderstorms mainly across southern and northwestern parishes. Both systems will gradually move west of the island by Tuesday as a weak high pressure ridge builds briefly across the island. A tropical wave moves across the island on Wednesday.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
 Mostly cloudy with periods showers and thunderstorms mainly across southern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.
This Afternoon to Evening…Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across most parishes especially southern and north western parishes.
Tonight… Becoming partly cloudy.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 31 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 31 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  East Northeasterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 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…  up 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 knots. Wave heights… up to 1.5 metres
Weather… Cloudy with occasional thundershowers.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday/Wednesday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Partly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of western parishes and hilly inland areas of other parishes.
Thursday: Partly cloudy morning across eastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly across central and western parishes.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a tropical wave moving across the eastern Caribbean and is expected to move into the vicinity of the island on Wednesday. There is a frontal system across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

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