Flash flood warning remains for Jamaica

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Meteorological Service has continued the Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and
flood-prone areas of Jamaica until 5 p.m. today.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised not to attempt or cross flooded roadways
or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely. Residents in low-lying
areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to
higher ground.

Satellite imagery and Radar reports indicate that light to moderate showers with
isolated thunderstorm affected most parishes last night.

The MET service said unstable condition persists across Jamaica, while the
stationary area of low pressure is becoming weaker across the western Caribbean
and remains disorganised.

It said we expect gradual improvement across the island during the next 12 to 24
hours. However, cloudy conditions will continue with showers and isolated
thunderstorm mostly during the afternoon especially across northern parishes, as
the situation return to normal.

Fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise caution, as strong
winds and rough sea conditions are expected in the vicinity of showers and
thunderstorms, especially offshore the west coast.

The MET service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.
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