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  • The Meteorological Service has continued the Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica until 5 p.m. today.
  • The area of low pressure over the central Caribbean, continues to influence weather conditions over Jamaica.
  • Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms.

The Meteorological Service has continued the Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica until 5 p.m. today, as the area of low pressure over the central Caribbean, continues to influence weather conditions over Jamaica and its coastal waters.

Satellite imagery and radar reports indicated that moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting sections of central and western parishes, since this morning. These showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue today over most of the island. Flash flooding, is therefore possible, over low-lying and flood-prone areas.

A decrease in the showers and thunderstorms is expected on Wednesday as the area of low pressure moves away from Jamaica.

Fishers and other marine interests are urged to exercise caution as strong winds are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms particularly south and west of the island.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.

 

Duty Forecaster

National Meteorological Centre

Norman Manley International Airport

Tel: 924-8055, 116 (severe weather hotline)