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Flash Flood watch issued for eastern parishes
2012-11-16 17:07:31 | (0 Comments)
The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew and St Catherine until 5 o’clock tomorrow morning.
A Flash Flood watch 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.
According to the Met Office, a Trough across Jamaica and the central Caribbean is currently affecting the weather.
Satellite images indicate that cloudy conditions and rainfall have been affecting mainly eastern and central parishes throughout today.
The Trough is expected to be persistent at least until Monday and is forecast to produce outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms across most parishes from this evening until Saturday.
A decrease in cloudiness and gradual improvement in the weather is expected by Sunday.
TOMORROW'S FORECAST FOR SELECTED TOWNS AND CITIES:
MORANT BAY: Showers
SPANISH TOWN: Showers
MAY PEN: Mostly cloudy
MANDEVILLE: Mostly cloudy
SANTA CRUZ: Mostly cloudy
BLACK RIVER: Partly cloudy
SAVANNA-LA-MAR: Afternoon showers
NEGRIL: Partly cloudy
PORT ANTONIO: Showers
PORT MARIA: Showers
OCHO RIOS: Showers
ST ANN'S BAY: Afternoon Showers
BROWNS TOWN: Afternoon Showers
FALMOUTH: Afternoon Showers
MONTEGO BAY: Afternoon Showers
LUCEA: Partly cloudy
Minimum temperature tonight…
Kingston: 25 degrees Celsius.
Montego Bay: 24 degrees Celsius.
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