Sun | Apr 26, 2015

Flash Flood watch issued for eastern parishes

Published:Friday | November 16, 2012

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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