Met Service issues severe weather alert for Jamaica

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has issued a severe weather alert for the island considering increased activity in the Greater Antilles area of the Caribbean Sea this morning.

In a tweet on Wednesday evening, September 18, the Met Service indicated that heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely within the next 24-48 hours due to a broad trough over the western Caribbean, among other factors.

“A broad Trough over the western Caribbean and an approaching area of disturbed weather have prompted a Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica,” the Met Service tweeted.

“Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely within the next 24-48 hours, especially over eastern parishes. Fishers must exercise caution,” Jamaica’s meteorological agency added.

110 days into the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the waters are very active with tropical waves, a tropical depression, a tropical storm, and a hurricane.

Storm activity and disturbances in Caribbean Basin and tropical Atlantic as at 8 am, Thursday, September 19 (Photo: National Hurricane Centre)

At press time, the Met Service indicated that the systems pose no current threat to Jamaica.

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