Saturday 31 October, 2020

Expect enhanced shower activity starting Thursday - Met Office

The Meteorological Service is advising members of the public to expect increased rainfall starting on Thursday and continuing throughout the weekend.

The forecast is based on a trough that is expected to move into the central Caribbean on Thursday and linger in the vicinity of Jamaica over the next several days.

"The Trough is projected to produce unstable weather conditions across the island beginning on Thursday afternoon, and lasting through to Sunday," said the Met Office in a release, adding "As the system lingers near Jamaica, projections are for cloudy conditions with periods of showers and thunderstorms, which may be heavy at times, to affect sections of most parishes especially during the afternoons."

Fishers and other marine operators are urged to exercise caution as sea conditions will deteriorate in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms, the Met Office said.

The Met Service said it will continue to monitor this system.


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