Met Service issues flash flood watch

September 25, 2019

The Meteorological Service has issued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Ann, St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Clarendon, St Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew.
It will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Thursday. A broad trough across Jamaica and the central Caribbean continues to produce unstable weather conditions across sections of the island.
Satellite imagery and rainfall data indicate that moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting sections of most parishes with the greatest intensity being recorded over eastern and central parishes.
The forecast is for periods of showers and thunderstorms which could be heavy at times to continue into this evening with the greatest intensity over eastern and central parishes.

Flash flooding is therefore a possibility over low-lying and flood-prone areas of these eastern and central parishes.
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 will continue to monitor the situation.