Monday 6 July, 2020

Jamaica weather: expect a reduction in Saharan dust

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, June 25, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… Saharan dust plume across Jamaica. Additionally a low-level jet stream across the Caribbean. 

Comment… There will be a reduction in the concentration of the Sahara dust across the island starting today into the weekend. Additionally, the low-level jet stream across the central Caribbean will continue to bring windy conditions across the island, especially across southern parishes. 


24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning... 
Possible showers across eastern parishes, partly cloudy and hazy otherwise.
Afternoon… Late isolated showers across central and western parishes, possible thunderstorms across western parishes.
Tonight… Fair and hazy.

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 35 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 35 degrees Celsius.

 

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT
 

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind…  East Northeasterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind...  Southeasterly, 20 to 30 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 3.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… becoming Northerly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... Easterly, 20 knots. Wave heights... 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
South Coast... Easterly, 25 to 30 knots. Wave heights... 2.5 to 3.0 metres.
Weather… Windy and Hazy.

MARINE WARNING MESSAGE
A small craft warning remains in effect for inshore areas of the north and south coasts and offshore areas of the south coast due to strong winds and rough seas.

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Friday: Morning showers and thunderstorms across northern and southeastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across western parishes. Windy.
Saturday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Isolated afternoon showers and possible thunderstorms across central and western parishes. Windy.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and hazy morning. Possible afternoon showers across western parishes. Windy.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A high pressure ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical wave approaching the eastern Caribbean and expected to move within the vicinity of Jamaica Saturday morning.

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