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Hydrologist Gonzalo Jorge Morales Divo//
Flash flood watch in effect, rainfall projected to last until Thursday

Morales Divo
Flash flood watch in effect, rainfall projected to last until Thursday

Low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes are currently under a flash flood watch, which was issued by the Meteorological Service amid the bad weather

Low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes are currently under a flash flood watch, which was issued by the Meteorological Service amid the bad weather.

The measure, which will remain in effect until 5:00 p.m., means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

Gonzalo Morales Divo

Tropical Depression Twenty Nine has since formed into Tropical Storm Eta and is currently across the central Caribbean.

Gonzalo Morales

The Met office says it is expected to generate unstable weather conditions across Jamaica.

Gonzalo Jorge Morales Divo

Although this system is expected to move just south of Jamaica, it will increase the instability across the island

The projections are for cloudy conditions with periods of showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to affect sections of all parishes Sunday through to Thursday

Expect continued strong gusty winds in the vicinity of thunderstorms especially over southern parishes throughout the period

Furthermore, due to the extended periods of rainfall expected across the island over the next few days, there is likely to be a high degree of ground saturation

As a result, landslides and flooding are possible

The Met office says the greatest immediate risk is to small craft operators over the waters south of Jamaica

Fishers on the cays and banks are, therefore, urged to return to the mainland immediately and other small craft operators in our coastal waters are advised to return to port

Those in port should not venture out at this time

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