More rain for western parishes

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Jamaicans will have to brace themselves for more rains as the Meteorological
Service has extended the flash flood warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas
of Trelawny, St. James, Hanover, Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth until 5 p.m.
today.

A flash flood watch remains in effect for other parishes.
Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to 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.

The area of low pressure across the western Caribbean remains disorganised and
continues to drift slowly northward, away from Jamaica.

However, unstable weather conditions associated with this system continues to
linger mostly across western parishes. Satellite and RADAR reports indicate that
light to moderate showers, affected western parishes with cloudy conditions
across eastern and central parishes.

The forecast is for periods of showers and thunderstorms to continue across the
island, today, with the heaviest showers and thunderstorms expected across
northern and southwestern parishes. Thereafter, a gradual improvement in the
weather is expected.

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.
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