Flash flood watch in place for southern & northwestern parishes

A flash flood watch is in effect for southern and northwestern parishes

The hurricane warning was discontinued late last night as Beryl continued to move west of the country.

The flash flood watch is for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Hanover, and St. James until 5 PM.

Trelawny, St. Ann, St. Mary, and Portland are no longer under a flash flood watch.

As hurricane beryl continues to move west northwestward and away from Jamaica, its outer bands are forecast to remain across the island into this afternoon.

These outer bands are likely to produce periods of showers mainly across southern and northwestern parishes into this afternoon.

Given the high levels of ground saturation due to torrential rainfall from the passage of beryl yesterday, any additional rainfall is very likely to result in flash flooding.

The forecast is for mostly cloudy conditions today, with isolated showers this morning across southern parishes, and isolated showers likely across northwestern parishes this afternoon.

A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible, and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.


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