JIS News

The Meteorological Service has continued the Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 p.m. today.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means that flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely. Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.

The Broad Area of Low Pressure remains over the western Caribbean and continues to influence weather conditions across Jamaica. Satellite imagery and rainfall data indicate that moderate showers and thunderstorms; heavy at times, have been affecting sections of all Parishes.

The forecast is for periods of showers and thunderstorms, to continue to affect the island today and this could result in flash flooding over low-lying and flood-prone areas, and saturated areas elsewhere.

Fishers and other marine interests are being advised to exercise caution as strong, gusty winds could be experienced in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.

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