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Flash Flood watch issued for eastern parishes

Published: Friday November 16, 2012 | 5:07 pm Comments 0

The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew and St Catherine until 5 o’clock tomorrow morning.

A Flash Flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents 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.

According to the Met Office, a Trough across Jamaica and the central Caribbean is currently affecting the weather.

Satellite images indicate that cloudy conditions and rainfall have been affecting mainly eastern and central parishes throughout today.

The Trough is expected to be persistent at least until Monday and is forecast to produce outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms across most parishes from this evening until Saturday.

A decrease in cloudiness and gradual improvement in the weather is expected by Sunday.

TOMORROW'S FORECAST FOR SELECTED TOWNS AND CITIES:

MORANT BAY:
Showers

KINGSTON: Showers

PORTMORE: Showers

SPANISH TOWN: Showers

MAY PEN: Mostly cloudy

MANDEVILLE: Mostly cloudy

SANTA CRUZ: Mostly cloudy

BLACK RIVER: Partly cloudy

SAVANNA-LA-MAR: Afternoon showers

NEGRIL: Partly cloudy

PORT ANTONIO: Showers

PORT MARIA: Showers

OCHO RIOS: Showers

ST ANN'S BAY: Afternoon Showers

BROWNS TOWN: Afternoon Showers

FALMOUTH: Afternoon Showers

MONTEGO BAY: Afternoon Showers

LUCEA: Partly cloudy

Minimum temperature tonight…
Kingston: 25 degrees Celsius.
Montego Bay: 24 degrees Celsius.

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