Jamaica weather: trough lingers, brace for occasional showers

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Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Friday, October 4, 2019 by the Meteorological Service Division.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A trough across the northwestern Caribbean. Additionally, there is a weak area of low pressure across the northern Caribbean.

Comment… The weak area of low pressure across the northern Caribbean is projected to induce a trough across Jamaica later today, and this trough is expected to linger across the island throughout the weekend. Cloudy conditions with occasional showers are expected to persist through to Sunday as a result. On Monday, a high pressure ridge is expected to build across Jamaica.

24-HOUR FORECAST
This Morning
… Cloudy. Periods of showers and thunderstorms are possible across sections of the island.
This Afternoon… Showers and thunderstorms mainly across sections of northern and southwestern parishes, otherwise cloudy.
Tonight… Cloudy.

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…  Variable, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights…  0.5 to 1.0 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind…  Southeasterly, 05 to 10 knots. Wave heights…  0.5 to 1.0 metre.
Tonight: Wind… Becoming Northerly, 05 knots. Wave heights… 0.5 metre.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North and South Coast… Easterly, 10 to 15 knots. Wave heights… 1.0 to 1.5 metres.
Weather… Cloudy with intermittent thundershowers.

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

 

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Saturday: Cloudy. Expect periods of showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes, especially during the afternoon.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy morning. Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across central and western parishes.
Monday: Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across sections of northern and southeastern parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
A broad area of Low Pressure near the Yucatan Peninsula has a low chance of developing into a Tropical Cyclone over the next 5 days.
A Tropical Wave approaching the eastern Caribbean.

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