Flash Flood Warning extended

May 07, 2018
A section of the roadway near the Texaco service station in Port Antonio, which is partially inundated.

The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes.

The warning remains in effect until 5 a.m. tomorrow.

The persistent trough across Jamaica and the western Caribbean is still producing unstable weather conditions across the island.

Satellite imagery and recorded rainfall data indicate that light to moderate, and at times heavy showers and thunderstorms affected most parishes today.

The forecast is for scattered showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue affecting sections of most parishes tonight, with a gradual reduction in rainfall activity Tuesday into Wednesday.

Flash flooding is therefore possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas of the island.