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Flash Flood Watch in effect for 7 parishes

Posted: April 22, 2012


A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for low-lying and flood-prone areas of 7 parishes until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow (April 23).


The Met Office says the flash flood watch is in effect for St. Ann, St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew.


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 Met Office and be ready for quick action, if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.


The Met Office says a pre-frontal trough now across Jamaica is influencing weather conditions across the island.


Its associated cold front is forecast to move across the island late tonight and current conditions are likely to prevail until tomorrow.


Satellite imagery and rainfall data indicate that showers affected mainly eastern parishes today.


The forecast is for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to continue to affect sections of most parishes tonight and into tomorrow morning.


However, conditions are expected to improve by Monday afternoon.


Fishers and other marine interests are being advised to exercise caution, as gusty winds and rough seas are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

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