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Flash flood watch issued for eastern parishes

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 6:29 PM

A flash flood watch has been place for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland and St Thomas.

The Meteorological Office of Jamaica says a Cold Front north of Jamaica along with a strong High Pressure system over the northwestern Caribbean continues to influence the weather across the island.

The Met Office says satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that light to moderate showers affected mainly northern and southeastern parishes this morning, especially the interior areas of St Mary, Portland and St Thomas.

It further says showers, which could be heavy at times, are expected to continue to affect sections of central and eastern parishes particularly St Mary, Portland and St Thomas into tonight.

Flash flooding is therefore a possibility over some low-lying and flood-prone areas of the eastern parishes.

The Met Office says it will continue to monitor the situation.