Friday 28 July, 2017

Flash flood watch extended for all parishes

Spanish Town residents stand in ankle-deep water following heavy rains earlier this week.

Spanish Town residents stand in ankle-deep water following heavy rains earlier this week.

The Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas in all parishes.

The flash flood watch is effective until 5:00 pm Friday.

According to the Met office, a trough that has been affecting weather conditions in the island this week is expected to remain in the vicinity of Jamaica into the weekend and will continue to influence weather patterns across the island.

“Projections are for showers and thunderstorms, which may be heavy at times, to continue affecting sections of most parishes. Flash flooding is therefore still possible over some low-lying and flood-prone areas of Jamaica,” the Met office said.

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.