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The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes in Jamaica until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow.

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.

An Area of Low Pressure over the Caribbean Sea, south of Jamaica is merging with a Tropical wave also south of Jamaica. As a result, the low pressure area has intensified through the course of today. Satellite imagery indicates cloudy conditions across the island while RADAR indicates widespread light to moderate showers affecting most parishes.

Expect periods of showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue affecting most parishes this evening and continuing through the weekend.

Fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise caution, as strong winds and rough sea conditions are expected in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms, especially south of Jamaica.

The Area of Low Pressure currently has a low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, however, the Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

 

Issued by: The Meteorological Service of Jamaica