Parishes still on the alert for flash flooding

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A Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland,
St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, and
St. Elizabeth remains in effect for the next five hours.
There is also a Flash Flood Watch for all other parishes also until 5 o'clock
Monday afternoon.
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly.
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 over the Caribbean Sea and Jamaica has remained all
but stationary over the past 24 hours. This large area of disturbed weather is
expected to linger over the central Caribbean until Tuesday and will continue to
influence the weather over the island over this period," said Nickesha Hibbert,
Duty Forecaster at the Met Office.

 "Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that light to moderate showers
affected sections of most parishes Sunday with moderate to heavy showers and
thunderstorms detected across eastern and southwestern parishes. The forecast is
for periods of showers and thunderstorms which could be heavy at times affecting
most parishes today and Tuesday," she said.
Meanwhile, fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise extreme
caution, as strong winds and rough sea conditions are expected in the vicinity
of showers and thunderstorms.
The Met Office says the Area of Low Pressure now has a medium chance of
developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
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