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ODPEM weather update
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) says it is continuing to monitor the current situation in the northern section of the island as the heavy rains persist.

Flash Flood Watch in effect for northern and south eastern parishes
The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has advised that a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for northern and south eastern parishes until 5 o’clock today.

Flash Flood Watch issued for eastern and central parishes
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, St Catherine and Clarendon, with immediate effect

WEATHER: More rains to come - Met Service
The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says there will be a significant increase in showers and thunderstorms across the island today through to Thursday.

15-y-o mother murdered in T&T, pushes homicide tally to 40
Trinidadian police say a 15-year-old mother of one was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Belmont, on the outskirts of the capital on Tuesday night.

Met Office urges low-lying and flood prone communities to remain on alert
Communities in low-lying and flood prone areas, especially in Portland and St Mary, are being encouraged to remain on alert as the island is set to get more rainfall.

Flash flood watch in effect for low-lying areas of Portland, St Mary
According to the Met Service, a Stationary Front currently across Jamaica, is producing showers across sections of northern parishes.

Cold Front to continue into the weekend
The MET Office says the country is expected to experience a drop in temperature of about two to three degrees below normal.

WEATHER: Expect more rains today
Expect this morning's widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over sections of eastern and central parishes to continue into the afternoon.

Heavy rainfall expected to continue into Wednesday
The Met Service is also reporting that already there have been reports of flooded roadways in sections of Corporate Area.

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