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Flash Flood Warning in effect for some areas

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 10:34 AM

The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St Elizabeth and Westmoreland.

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

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

The Met Service says low-lying and flood-prone areas of Hanover, St James, Trelawny and St Ann are now under a Flash Flood Watch.

This means flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures.

The Met Service says a Trough west of Jamaica continues to influence weather conditions across the island. 

As a result, it says there will be light to moderate, and at times heavy showers, along with thunderstorms, across all parishes today through to Thursday.

The forecast remains in effect until 5 this afternoon.