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Tropical Storm Watch lifted

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2013 | 5:05 PM

The Meteorological Service has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Chantal has degenerated into a strong tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea.



The Met Office says this means that there is no longer the threat of tropical storm conditions.



It says at 4 p.m. today the remnants of Tropical Storm Chantal were located 230 miles east-southeast of Kingston or 200 miles east-southeast of Morant Point, Jamaica.



The MET office the country should begin to experience periods of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms as early as tonight, starting with eastern parishes and spreading across the country on Thursday morning.



It further says flash flooding is possible with rainfall amounts reaching near three to four inches over northern and eastern parishes as well as over hilly terrain.



And the MET office says outbreaks of strong, gusty winds are also likely in thunderstorms.



The agency is urging residents in low-lying and flood-prone areas to be on alert.



Small craft operators should also continue to exercise caution until wind and sea conditions have returned to safe levels after the passage of the Tropical Wave.





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