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Flash flood watch remains in effect for northern, southeastern parishes

Monday, December 11, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has continued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Hanover, St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew.

This will remain in effect until 5:00 am tomorrow, as a stationary front across Jamaica continues to influence the weather conditions across the island.

The forecast is for mostly cloudy conditions with periods of showers and possible thunderstorms to continue to affect sections of most parishes, especially northern and southeastern parishes tonight through Tuesday.

Flash flooding is therefore possible over some low-lying and flood prone areas of northern and southeastern parishes, Met Service said.

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.

The Meteorological Service said it will continue to monitor the situation.

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