UPDATE: Tropical Storm Watch discontinued for Jamaica, periods of rainfall to persist
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Meteorological Service of Jamaica (Met Service) has indicated that the Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica has been lifted.
According to the Met Service’s latest bulletin, Tropical Storm Lisa has begun moving away from the island and over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. However, Jamaica could continue to experience periods of rainfall.
On Monday, the US National Hurricane Center stated that a Tropical Storm Watch was in effect for Jamaica as the system was expected to pass south of the island. This meant that tropical storm conditions would have started to affect Jamaica within 48 hours.
But, according to Met Service, although the Tropical Storm Watch is no longer in effect, the system will induce bands of rainfall over the Caribbean, including Jamaica, for the next couple of days. Residents should remain on alert for possible flash flooding in flood-prone areas.
Fishers and other small craft operators are also encouraged to exercise caution until wind and sea conditions have returned to normal.
The Met Service says it will continue to monitor the progress of the system.