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Heavy rains expected over next few days

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:00 AM
Llight to moderate and at times heavy showers, along with thunderstorms, to affect sections of the island until Thursday.

The Meteorological Service is projecting light to moderate and at times heavy showers, along with thunderstorms, to affect sections of all parishes until Thursday.

According to the Met Service, a trough across the central Caribbean and Jamaica continues to influence weather conditions across the island.

The Met Service also said a flash-flood warning remains in effect for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St Elizabeth and Westmoreland.

A flash-flood warning means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly.

The Meteorological Service is urging motorists and pedestrians not to attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely.

Residents in low-lying areas are also being warned to be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.

The Meteorological Service has also extended its flash-flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Hanover, St James, Trelawny, and St Ann.

A flash-flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

Both advisories have been extended until this morning.