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Flash flood watch issued for eastern parishes

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 5:45 PM

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

A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says the advisory will remain in place until 5 o'clock Saturday morning.

According to the Met Office, a stationary front across Jamaica continues to generate unstable weather conditions.

It says satellite imagery and radar reports indicated that light to moderate showers affected mainly northern and southeastern parishes today.

The Met Office says showers, which could be heavy at times, are expected to continue to affect sections of St Mary, Portland and St Thomas this afternoon into Sunday.

It says flash flooding is therefore likely over some low-lying and flood-prone areas of these parishes.

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