Flash flood warning lifted

Jamaica Observer

Sunday, October 03, 2010

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THE Meteorological Service has discontinued the Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes with immediate effect.
The broad area of low pressure over the central Caribbean has drifted northward, thereby reducing influence over Jamaica.
Satellite imagery and radar report indicate that throughout last night and this morning, there has been a significant reduction in rainfall across the island.
The forecast is for a gradual improvement in weather conditions across the island as this system continues northward. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight and tomorrow.
A Tropical Wave currently across the eastern Caribbean is, however, expected to enter the central Caribbean and move across Jamaica late Tuesday evening. This is likely to produce another increase in rainfall across the country. As this tropical wave drifts westward, there is chance of cyclone development west of the island.
Due to soil saturation experienced across the country over recent days, residents are advised to remain on the alert particularly in flood prone areas.
Fishers and other marine interests are being reminded to exercise caution as strong, gusty winds are likely in areas of showers and thunderstorms over northern and southern waters.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system

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