Monday, July 19th, 2010...2:21 pm

Flash Flood watch extended in Jamaica

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The Meteorological (MET) Service in Jamaica has extended the flash flood watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of all parishes until 5.00pm this afternoon.

A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible in certain areas and residents are advised to take precautionary measures.

The Met Office advises that residents listen to the radio for further releases and be ready to take quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

Since yesterday, sections of the island have been experiencing heavy showers and thunderstorm, due to a trough over the western Caribbean.

The Met office says while the Trough is expected to linger across the western Caribbean over the next few days, a Tropical Wave is expected to move across Jamaica this morning.

As a result, most parishes are expected to experience widespread showers and thunderstorms for most of today.

Fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise caution as strong, gusty winds and rough seas are likely over inshore and offshore areas.

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