The Meteorolical Service is advising that the country could begin to experience increased rainfall from the effects of tropical storm Ernesto beginning tomorrow afternoon.
According to the Met Service, Jamaica should brace for periods of strong, gusty winds, mainly over southern parishes.
"Fishers on the cays and banks are advised to evacuate immediately and start returning to the mainland. Other small craft operators in our coastal waters are advised to return to port and small craft operators who are in port are advised not to venture out," a release from the Met Service said.
The Met Service continues to monitor the progress of this system, and all interests, especially fishers and other marine operators, should pay special attention to further releases.