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Tropical Storm Watch Continues for Jamaica

Published:Monday | October 29, 2007 | 5:54 AM

The Meteorological Service has continued the Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica as Tropical Storm Noel continues to spread bands of rain over the Caribbean. This means that tropical storm conditions pose a possible threat to the island within 36 hours.

At 10:00 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Noel was located near Latitude 17.1 degrees North, Longitude 72.1 degrees West. This is about 440 kilometres (270 miles) east-southeast of Morant Point, Jamaica, or 170 kilometres(105 miles) south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Noel is moving towards the north-northwest near 7 km/h (5 mph) and this general motion is expected to continue with an increase in forward speed during the next 24 hours.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 95 km/h (60 mph), with higher gusts, and some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours.

The forecast for Tropical Storm Noel maintains a track across western Haiti on Monday morning and then over southeastern Cuba on Monday night. Noel is, however, expected to produce more rainfall over Jamaica tomorrow, along with gusty winds and above-normal waves, especially along the eastern and northern coastline. Expect sea conditions to deteriorate in showers, thunderstorms and

strong northerly winds tonight and tomorrow.

Fishers on the cays and banks should by now be arriving in port and are advised to remain in safe harbour until all warning messages have been lifted and wind and sea conditions have returned to normal

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system and all interests should pay special attention to subsequent Releases.

The next Bulletin on Tropical Storm Noel will be issued at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow.