Flash Flood Watch in effect for eastern parishes and St Catherine
The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew and St Catherine which will remain in effect until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1.
The Met Service says a Broad Trough currently located across the central Caribbean is producing a large area of cloudiness with showers and thunderstorms, and is expected to linger across the region through to Friday.
Additionally, a Pre-Frontal Trough is expected to move into the region by Wednesday and interact with the Broad Trough resulting in greater instability across the area especially on Wednesday and Thursday.
The forecast is for mostly cloudy conditions with periods of showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue affecting mainly eastern and central parishes through to Friday, especially during the afternoons and continuing into the nights. Additionally, gusty winds are expected to affect the island beginning on Thursday.
Due to persistent rainfall across eastern parishes and St Catherine over the past few days, and the likely soil saturation, any additional rainfall could result in flash flooding and possible landslides the Met Service said.