Jamaica’s Weather Forecast for June 17, 2017. Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Entire Island.



SIGNIFICANT FEATURE… A large area of Disturbed Weather across the western Caribbean and a Tropical Wave moving across Jamaica.

Comment… The Tropical Wave is expected to merge with the system in the western Caribbean later today. Expect showers and thunderstorms to continue affecting the island today through to tomorrow morning as the system drifts slowly towards the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, expect windy conditions today through to next week.

24-HOUR FORECAST

This Morning and Afternoon… Expect periods of showers and thunderstorms across the island, with gusty winds mainly across southern areas.

Tonight… Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. Windy mainly across southern areas.

TODAY’S FORECAST FOR SELECTED TOWNS AND CITIES

Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 29 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 30 degrees Celsius.

MARINE FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT

INSHORE ON THE NORTH COAST
Today: Wind… Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Wave heights… 1.5 to 2.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… East Southeasterly 05 to 10 knots. Wave height… 0.5 to 1.0 metre.

INSHORE ON THE SOUTH COAST
Today: Wind… Southeasterly, 25 knots, gusting to 35 knots. Wave height… 3.0 metres.
Tonight: Wind… Southeasterly, 20 knots. Wave height… 2.0 metres.

OFFSHORE WINDS AND WEATHER
North coast and South coast… Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots. Wave heights… 3.0 metres.
Weather…Showers and Thunderstorms

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 showers and thunderstorms.

3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow)

Sunday: Periods of showers across sections of central and western parishes, especially during the morning. Windy mainly across southern areas.

Monday: Mainly fair morning. Isolated afternoon showers across hilly inland areas. Windy mainly across southern areas.

Tuesday: Isolated afternoon showers across mainly hilly inland areas. Windy across southern areas.

Other Current Regional Weather Features
There is a High Pressure Ridge across the eastern Caribbean.

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