Montego Bay and much of Jamaica has seen daily moderate to locally heavy
rainfall. In fact, since the start of the month it has rained every day except
October 11 and 16. The cloudiness has cooled the temperatures, today?s high only
26 deg C , the average is 31 deg C. I have not heard of any flooding or damage
from the rains associated with 99L, however there has already been one death
.Rjr reported that residents found the body of three-year-old Tavar Williams on Wednesday morning,
several hours after he fell from his mother's arms into the river in heavy
rains. This happened in Bamboo Ridge near Bartons in St.
Store some rainwater
Despite the abundance of rainwater, persons are
being asked to store water as the National Water Commission is restive. We are
currently in a similar situation to France and Britain facing budget cuts and
labor woes with several public and private sector groups
Rainfall reports Montego Bay
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (ending 7pm)
Watching an area of low pressure soon
The area of low pressure located about 220miles wsw
of Jamaica will likely become Tropical Storm Richard possible even Hurricane
Richard by Sunday. The computer models have the system meandering west and south
of Jamaica before affecting Belize - Yucatan Peninsula area. Luckily, the system
is not a direct threat to Jamaica, but light to moderate and occasionally heavy
showers with accumulation daily accumulations between 1-3inches/25mm-76mm daily
can be expected Thursday and Friday
Flash Flood Warning Extended
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 ? 5:00 p.m.
meteorological service has extended its flash
effective until 5 p.m. tomorrow.
***FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE
AREAS OF ALL PARISHES ***
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means flooding has been reported or will
occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross
flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely.
Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be
ready to move quickly to higher ground.
area of Low Pressure currently west of Jamaica
continues to show signs of developing into a tropical
This is likely to occur over the next 24 to 48 hours. Although the system has
drifted towards the island, the centre is projected to remain offshore over
southwestern waters. Due to the presence of this system, unstable weather
conditions are expected to continue over Jamaica, tonight, Thursday and
forecast is for heavy and at times very heavy showers and thunderstorms across
the island especially over western parishes tonight, Thursday and Friday. Flash
flooding of low lying and flood prone areas is therefore expected.
and other marine interests are strongly advised to exercise caution over
southern and northwestern waters as strong winds and rough seas are expected
near areas of showers and thunderstorms.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of