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Flash Flood Watch and Flash Flood Warning issued for some parishes

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 11:38 AM

The Met Office has issued a Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of Portland, St Mary and St Ann.

A Flash Flood Warning means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly.

Motorist and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely.

The Met Office has also issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Catherine, Clarendon, Kingston and St Andrew, and St Thomas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures.

The Met Office says a broad Trough currently across the Central Caribbean has been producing unstable weather across Jamaica.

It says the Trough is expected to linger across the region until Saturday and will continue to influence the weather over the island during the period.

The Met office notes that satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that large areas of moderate to heavy showers with embedded thunderstorms continue to move northward across Jamaica.

Projections are for cloudy conditions with periods of light to moderate rainfall and occasional thunderstorms to continue affecting sections of all parishes, particularly central and eastern parishes today into Saturday.

The Met office say it will continue to monitor the situation.