Flash Flood Watch In Effect

The Meteorological Service has Discontinued the Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St.  Catherine, Clarendon and Manchester.

 

It the same time it has extended the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes, effective until 5:00 p.m. today.

 

  • An area of low pressure across the southwestern Caribbean continues to influence weather conditions across the island. Satellite imagery and rainfall data indicate that rainfall activity occurred over sections of the island but mainly over offshore areas through last night.

 

  • The forecast is for this area of low pressure to drift northwestward over the next few days. Mostly cloudy conditions, with periods of showers and thunderstorms, which may be heavy at times, along with gusty winds, are to affect the island today through to Saturday.

 

  • Fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise caution over offshore areas of the south coast in particular, due to strong winds and rough seas in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

 

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH means that flash flooding is possible and residents

are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening

to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for

quick action if flooding is observed or if a Warning is issued. 

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation

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