The Met Service says as Beryl peters out, it will bring rains to Jamaica today while another system is expected to develop into Hurricane Chris later today. However, Chris is moving away from the region.
The Met service says there is a Tropical Wave east of Jamaica. The Tropical Wave, is remnants of Beryl, which is expected to move across the island today resulting in an increase in rainfall activity across most parishes especially during the afternoon.
The forecast is for … Isolated showers and thunderstorms across northern parishes this morning. This Afternoon expect scattered showers and thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. Expect windy conditions along coastal areas.
Tonight the forecast is for lingering showers and thunderstorms especially across sections of northern parishes.
According to the Met Service at 4:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Chris was
located near latitude 32.6 North, longitude 73.9 West or 325 km
south-southeast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina. Chris is moving
toward the northeast near 4 km/h, and a faster north eastward
motion is expected today and tonight. Chris is forecast to further
accelerate toward the northeast on Wednesday and Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 110 km/h with higher
gusts. Chris is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later
today and some additional strengthening is expected through
Wednesday night. Chris is forecast to become a strong
post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night or early Friday.
Chris is not a threat to Jamaica.
By Christal Gooden