Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Brace for another round of increased rainfall, warns Met Office

Motorists brave heavy rainfall in Bull Bay, St Andrew last week.

Motorists brave heavy rainfall in Bull Bay, St Andrew last week.

The Meteorological Service says there will likely be increased rainfall across Jamaica this weekend through the start of next week.

In a post to social media on Friday, the Met Office noted that a tropical wave in the vicinity of Jamaica is moving into conditions favourable for development and, as a result, the island will likely experience increased rainfall.

"The waters of the Caribbean Sea seem set to be troubled again this weekend and through the start of next week as a Tropical Wave moves into conditions favourable for development. Jamaica can expect another round of rainfall increases over the period," the Met Office tweeted.

The island was battered by heavy and persistent rainfall last week and this past weekend, resulting in billions of dollars in damage to roads and bridges, as well as crops and livestock.

The hours-long rainfall from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Zeta from Saturday evening and all day Sunday was particularly devastating.

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