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Fishers urged to continue exercising caution

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 9:27 AM

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica is urging small craft operators to continue to exercise caution until wind and sea conditions have returned to safe levels, following the discontinuation of a Tropical Storm Warning for the island late last night.

The Met Service discontinued the warning citing significant improvement in weather conditions as Tropical Storm Earl continues to move away.

It says at 10 o’clock last night the center of Tropical Storm Earl was located 320 miles southwest of Negril Point.

At that time Jamaica was already outside of the range of the tropical storm force winds associated with Tropical Storm Earl. 

Doppler radar also confirmed that the associated showers and thunderstorms were no longer observed across Jamaica.

The Tropical Storm Warning had been in effect for over 24 hours.

The Met Service says as Earl moves away, the centre is expected to pass just north of the Honduras Bay Islands this afternoon, and then be very near the Belize coast early tomorrow.