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Flash Flood Warning for Portland, St Mary still in effect

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 11:03 PM

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for low-lying and flood prone areas of Portland and St Mary.

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says it is also continuing a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of Hanover, St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew.

The watch and warning will remain in effect until 5 o’clock this afternoon.

A flash Flood Warning means that flooding has been reported or will occur shortly, while a flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures.

The Met Service says a Stationary Front across Jamaica along with a trough associated with an area of Low Pressure over the southwestern Caribbean continue to influence the weather conditions across the island.

It says cooler than normal temperatures are expected with showers and thunderstorms to affect northern and southeastern parishes, especially St Ann, St Mary, Portland and St Thomas today through to Saturday evening.