Jamaica weather forecast at 5am Thursday, October 1, 2020 by the Meteorological Service Division.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A trough across Jamaica. Comment… The trough remains across Jamaica until tomorrow. Thereafter a weak high pressure ridge builds across island on Saturday into Sunday morning. Windy conditions are expected to persist across the island over the next few days due to presence of a Low Level Jet Stream. 24-HOUR FORECAST This Morning… Isolated showers and thunderstorms across eastern and south central parishes, otherwise mostly cloudy. This Afternoon… Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across most parishes. Tonight… Mostly 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, 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, 25 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.5 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 and South Coast... Easterly, 25 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 2.5 to 3.0 metres. Weather…Mostly cloudy with Periods of Showers and Thunderstorms. Windy MARINE WARNING MESSAGE A small craft warning remains in effect for inshore and offshore areas of the north and south coasts due to strong winds and rough seas, especially in the vicinity of thunderstorms.
3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow) Friday: Morning showers across eastern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy. Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across most parishes.Windy. Saturday: Morning showers across eastern and south-central, otherwise partly cloudy. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms across northern and southeastern parishes, otherwise cloudy. Windy. Sunday: Possible Isolated morning showers across sections of southern parishes, otherwise partly cloudy. Isolated showers and possible thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. Other Current Regional Weather Features: A tropical wave approaching the eastern Caribbean. A stationary front across southern Florida extending to the south-eastern Gulf of Mexico.