JAM | Jun 9, 2023

Flash flood watch remains active for sections of Jamaica

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Motorists attempting to traverse a flooded Marcus Garvey Drive in peak afternoon rush hour amid heavy rains drenching sections of Kingston and St Andrew on Thursday, June 8, 2023. (Photo: Twitter @Whyteknight96)

The Jamaica Meteorological Service is advising that flash flood watch remains in effect for low-lying and flood-prone areas such as St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St Elizabeth and Westmoreland.

It will remain in effect until 5:00 pm on Friday (June 9).

According to the Met Service says a broad trough across the western Caribbean will linger through to the weekend and will continue to generate unstable weather conditions across the island.

Southern parishes should also expect moderate rainfall along with periods of thunderstorms.

The weather forecast is predicted to be mostly cloudy conditions with periods of moderate showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue across the island, especially over southern parishes.

The Met Service advised further that due to the extended period of rainfall, and high ground saturation, landslides are likely.

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.


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