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

A flash flood warning means 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.

Satellite imagery and Radar reports indicate that light to moderate showers with isolated thunderstorm affected most parishes last night.

The unstable condition persists across Jamaica, while the stationary Area of Low Pressure is becoming weaker across the western Caribbean and remains disorganised. We expect gradual improvement across the island during the next 12 to 24 hours. However, cloudy conditions will continue with showers with isolated thunderstorm mostly during the afternoon/evening especially across northern parishes, as the situation return to normal.

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 offshore the west coast.

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

 

Issued by: The Meteorological Service of Jamaica

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