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Met Service issues severe weather alert

Monday, October 22, 2012 | 6:56 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Meteorological Service has issued a severe weather alert, effective until 5:00 am Tuesday.

According to the Met Service an area of low pressure is south of Jamaica and is drifting slowly toward the west today into tonight.

It is expected to develop into a Tropical Storm over the next day or so as it remains southwest of the island.

Showers and thunderstorms, which may be heavy at times are likely to affect the island while strong gusty winds are also expected over Jamaica..

Sea conditions are expected to deteriorate from today and fishers and other marine interests, especially those on the cays and banks, are strongly advised to exercise caution as gusty wind conditions are expected within the thunderstorms.


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