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Flash flood watch continues for some parishes until Saturday

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of Portland, St Mary and St Ann until 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

A flash 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 flash flood warning is issued.

According to the Met Service, a trough continues to influence the weather across sections of the island. 

It says satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that light to moderate and isolated heavy showers have been affecting mainly eastern and central parishes throughout today.

The Met Service says showers and isolated thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, are forecast to continue to affect mainly eastern and central parishes into Saturday morning.

Flash flooding is also possible over some low-lying and flood-prone areas of northeastern parishes and St. Ann.