Saturday 15 August, 2020

Jamaica weather: scattered afternoon showers across most parishes

Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Monday, July 13, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A tropical wave approaching Jamaica.

Comment… A tropical wave is expected to move across the island today. Thereafter, a trough lingers across the island for the next few days. Additionally a low-level jet stream is expected to bring windy conditions, especially along the south coast starting later today.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning…
Partly cloudy.
This Afternoon… Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes. Windy along the south coast.
Tonight… Lingering showers across southern and northwestern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.

 

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 34 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 34 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 25 knots. Wave heights…  up to 2.5 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Becoming northerly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North Coast... Easterly, 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights…  1.5 to 2.0 metres.
South Coast... Easterly, 20 to 25 knots. Wave heights…  2.0 to 2.5 metres.
Weather… Isolated Thunderstorms.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Tuesday: Partly cloudy morning. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes. Windy.
Wednesday/Thursday: Morning showers across eastern parishes. Widely scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms across southern parishes. Windy.


Other Current Regional Weather Features:
A High Pressure Ridge across the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

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