JIS News

The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes 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.

A second Tropical Wave had merged with an Area of Low Pressure over the Caribbean Sea, south of Jamaica. Consequently, the low pressure area has intensified even further during the course of today with the major area of activity being east of Jamaica. Satellite imagery and RADAR reports indicate that cloudy conditions with scattered light to moderate, and at times, heavy showers affected mostly northern parishes today.

The forecast remains for periods of showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue affecting most parishes tonight and continuing into 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 east 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