Entries Tagged as 'Met Service'

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Danielle regains Hurricane status

At 4.00 a.m. the centre of Hurricane Storm Danielle was located near latitude 18.8 degrees north and longitude 51.0 degrees west or about 1,275 kilometres east of the northern Leeward Islands.                      Danielle is moving toward the west-northwest at 28 km/h but is expected to slow down and turn toward the northwest during the next […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Hurricane Bill strengthens, but not a threat to Jamaica

Hurricane Bill is now a category four storm and even more strengthening is forecasted to occur within the next 24 hours. According to a release from the Meteorological Service, at 4 a.m. the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near latitude 18.0 degrees north and longitude 54.9 degrees west or about 740 kilometres east of […]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Flash Flood warning in effect for eastern parishes

The National Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood warning for St Ann, St. Mary, Portland and St Thomas until 5 p.m. this afternoon. 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 […]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Scattered showers continue

Duty Forecaster at the National Meteorological Service, Peter Fearon said scattered showers are likely to continue into this afternoon. Mr. Fearon said the showers are the result of a weather system now affecting the country: He said the system now affecting the island is likely to dissipate tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Scattered showers continue

Duty Forecaster at the National Meteorological Service, Peter Fearon said scattered showers are likely to continue into this afternoon. Mr. Fearon said the showers are the result of a weather system now affecting the country: He said the system now affecting the island is likely to dissipate tomorrow.

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Flash Flood warning remains in effect for all parishes

The island remains under a Flash Flood warning until 5 p.m. today. At 10 a.m. the centre of hurricane Paloma which is now a Category one storm was located about 390 kilometers west of Montego Bay and moving at 11 kilometres per hour with maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. The National Meteorological […]

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Tropical Storm Paloma southwest of Jamaica

24-Hours Forecast       This afternoon…Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.   Tonight… Mostly cloudy with isolated showers.      Tomorrow…Mostly cloudy day with periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across southern and western parishes.             This Afternoon Forecast      KINGSTON:           Mostly cloudy/thunderstorms      MORANT BAY:       Mostly cloudy/thunderstorms      PORT ANTONIO:    Showers      PORT MARIA:         Showers      OCHO RIOS:           Showers      ST. ANN’S […]

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Tropical Depression Number 17 strengthens into Tropical Storm Paloma

The Meteorological Service has continued the Flash Flood Warning for all parishes until 5.00 p.m. today.   A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding has been reported or will occur shortly.   At 4.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Paloma was located near latitude 15.1 degrees North and longitude 82.2 degrees West.  This is […]

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Flash Flood Warning for Central and Western parishes, Watch remains for Eastern parishes

The Meteorological Service has upgraded the Flash Flood Watch to a Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of central and western parishes (St. Ann, Trelawny, St. James, Hanover, Westmoreland, St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon) while a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for eastern parishes.  Both the Warning and the Watch remains in […]

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Flash flood watch remains in effect for all parishes

The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 p.m.   A flash flood watch means flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures. The Meteorological Service says residents should be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if […]