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Flash flood watch issued
2012-04-26 18:29:16 | (0 Comments)
The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow.
This means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Warning is issued.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with at trough east of Jamaica, continued to affect the island today.
The Met Service says rainfall data indicates that there were light to moderate showers and isolated heavy showers across sections of all parishes.
With the rains forecast to continue into tonight and through Friday, flash flooding is possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas.
Strong winds are expected mainly over southern parishes and offshore waters.
A Small Craft Warning is in effect for offshore areas of the south coast and fishers and other marine interests are being advised to exercise caution, as gusty winds and rough seas are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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