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Met Service issues flash flood watch for all parishes

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of all parishes until 5 o'clock this afternoon.

According to the Met Service, the projections are for showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times today into Sunday morning and flash flooding is likely over some low-lying and flood-prone areas.

It also says during the next 24 hours, the weather conditions will be unstable across all parishes especially northern and southeastern parishes.

The weather is being impacted by Tropical Storm Erika which is now dumping heavy rain on Haiti.

The storm has weakened and is now about 125 kilometres south of Guantanamo, Cuba.

Erika is moving toward the west-northwest near 31 kilometres per hour and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight.

A turn toward the northwest and a decrease in forward speed are expected on Sunday.

On the forecast track, the centre of Erika will move over portions of eastern Cuba later today and move across central Cuba tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h, with higher gusts.

Erika is expected to weaken to a Tropical Depression today as it moves over land.

It is possible that Erika could degenerate into a trough of low pressure today while it moves over the high terrain of eastern Cuba.