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Flash Flood Watch extended for low-lying and flood-prone areas

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:24 PM
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Persons living in low-lying and flood-prone areas are being encouraged to remain on alert.

The Meteorological Service has further extended the Flash Flood Watch for these communities.

The alert remains in place until 5 this afternoon.

The Met Office advised this morning that a Tropical Wave across Jamaica and a Trough across the central Caribbean continue to produce unstable weather conditions across the central Caribbean, including Jamaica.

Satellite imagery and radar reports indicated that periods of light to moderate showers affected sections of eastern and south-central parishes throughout last night. 

Projections are for showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue to affect sections of most parishes, especially during the afternoons through to Thursday.

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