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Wet weather forecasted for Jamaica as tropical wave develops

The Meteorological Service (Met Service) has said that a tropical wave located across the central Caribbean is forecast to produce increased rainfall across the island.

According to the agency there will be cloudy conditions with periods of showers and thunderstorms which may be heavy at times, along with gusty winds and sections of most parishes starting late tonight and continuing on till Thursday.

The Met Service also used the occasion to caution fisher folks and other marine operators to exercise caution as sea conditions are expected to deteriorate.

The tropical wave is expected to move westward through the Caribbean Sea with the potential that it could help develop a tropical depression or storm.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says there is a medium chance of tropical development in the western Caribbean Sea during the next five days.

Various computer model forecast suggests there will be an uptick in stormy weather and lowering pressure in the western Caribbean the first few days of October.

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