The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew until 5:00 p.m.
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 area of Low Pressure and its associated Trough across the western Caribbean continue to influence weather conditions over Jamaica and its territorial waters.
Throughout last night satellite imagery and rainfall data indicate that showers continue to affect sections of eastern and some central parishes.
Although there are signs that the system is drifting away from Jamaica, there is still the potential for showers and thunderstorms, hence the extension of the Flash Flood Watch.
Fishers and other marine interests are being advised to exercise caution as strong, gusty winds could be experience in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.
Image courtesy of weather.msfc.nasa.gov, Source: http://www.metservice.gov.jm