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Severe weather alert issued for Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has issued a severe weather alert for Jamaica until 5:00 p.m. on Monday.

It is forecasted that the island will experience showers and thunderstorm activity.

According to the Met Service, an area of low pressure associated with a strong Tropical Wave currently located about 230 km southeast of Jamaica, is expected to move into the vicinity of the island by this evening.

As the system moves west -northwestward, projections are for cloudy conditions with periods of showers and thunderstorms, which may be heavy at times, along with strong gusty winds to affect sections of most parishes beginning tonight and continuing through to Tuesday evening.

Sea conditions will deteriorate in the vicinity of showers, thunderstorms, and strong gusty winds.

Marine interest, especially those on the south coast, should exercise extreme caution until conditions improve.

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