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WEATHER Update: Flash Flood Watch issued for all parishes until tomorrow

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2015 | 10:12 PM
The Meteorological Servic says a trough induced by Hurricane Joaquin is producing showers and thunderstorms across Jamaica.

The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of all parishes until 5 o'clock tomorrow morning.

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.

According to the Met Service, projections are for showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times today into Sunday morning.

It says a trough induced by Hurricane Joaquin is producing showers and thunderstorms across Jamaica.

The Met Service says satellite imagery and Radar observations light to moderate and isolated heavy showers have affected mainly southern and northeastern parishes today.

Fishers and other small craft operators are urged to exercise caution as they are likely to experience gusty winds and choppy seas in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms over both northern and southern waters.

Meanwhile, Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Major Clive Davis says parish disaster coordinators are out conducting monitoring exercises.

Davis says there have been no reports of flooding

However, he says ODPEM will have a clearer picture of the impact of this morning’s rainfall when the parish disaster coordinators report their findings.