Tuesday, September 14th, 2010...10:09 am
Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Western Parishes
The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of western parishes until 5.00 p.m. today.
A Flash Flood Watch means flooding is possible and citizens are advised to take precautionary measures, and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.
The broad area of Low Pressure has now moved into the western Caribbean, however Jamaica continued to be influenced by the disorganised area of showers and thunderstorm.
Radar reports indicated a reduction in rainfall with widely scattered light to moderate showers and thunderstorms affecting mainly western parishes.
As the Low pressure moves slowly westward, unstable conditions is expected to persist for another 12 to 24 hours and showers and thunderstorms will continue over most parishes, especially western areas today.
Although the Low Pressure system remains disorganized, gradual development is possible and a tropical cyclone could form during the next 48 hours as the system moves over the Yucatan Peninsula by Wednesday.
Fishers and other marine interests are being advised to exercise caution as strong, gusty winds are likely in areas of showers and thunderstorms over northern and southern coastal areas.