Flash Flood Warning for Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 p.m.

A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is likely.Persons are being advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready to take evasive action if flooding is observed.The Met Service says an Area of Low Pressure extending across the western Caribbean and has been influencing weather conditions across Jamaica since Friday.Satellite imagery and rainfall data indicate that moderate showers have been affecting  sections of St Ann, St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, St Catherine, Clarendon , Kingston and St Andrew since last night.

The forecast is for periods of showers and thunderstorms, to continue especially across central and eastern parishes this morning and extend to western parishes by this afternoon.

The Met Service says the showers could be heavy at times and as a result, flash flooding is possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas.

Significant improvement is not expected until Monday.


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