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Flash Flood Watch extended for St Ann, eastern parishes

Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 9:41 AM


The Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood watch it issued yesterday for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Ann, St Mary, Portland and St Thomas until 5 p.m. today.

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.

It says a persistent trough across Jamaica and the central Caribbean, continues to produce rainfall activity across the island.

Radar and satellite imagery indicate light to moderate showers affected mainly Portland and St Thomas through last night.

The forecast is for periods of moderate showers and isolated heavy thunderstorms to continue to affect most parishes, especially St Ann, St Mary, Portland and St Thomas this afternoon and through Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised to exercise caution as sea conditions will deteriorate in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms due to gusty winds.