Friday, June 25th, 2010...8:34 am

Flash flood warning extends for Jamaica

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The National Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood warning in place for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 p.m. today.

A flash flood warning means that flooding has been reported or will occur shortly.

Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely.

Residents in low-lying areas should also be on the alert for fast rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.

The Met Office says unstable weather conditions as a result of a strong tropical wave across the western Caribbean, have continued to produce widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms across Jamaica.

It says another tropical wave across the central Caribbean is expected to move across the island today.

The forecast is for the widespread showers and thunderstorms which could be heavy at times, to continue to affect all parishes today.

Marine interests, particularly fishers on the cays and banks south of the island are being urged to exercise caution.

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