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Met Service extends flash flood watch for all parishes

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 8:48 AM

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has extended its Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 o’clock this afternoon.

It says a Stationary Front across the western Caribbean continues to produce unstable weather conditions across Jamaica.

It says satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that periods of light to moderate showers and thunderstorms have been affecting the island throughout last night into early this morning.

The Met Service projects that these showers and thunderstorms will continue affecting sections of most parishes today.

It says flash flooding is therefore a possibility over some low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes.

Citizens are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Warning is issued.