Tropical Storm Warning Remains in Effect

The Meteorological Service says a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the island, as Earl moves over the western Caribbean.

This means that tropical storm conditions, including possible sustained wind speeds of 63 to 118 kilometers per hour are still expected today.

At news time, the center of the storm was located 340 kilometers south of Grand Cayman.

It’s moving towards the west at 35 kilometers per hour.

On this track, the center of Earl will be moving close to the north coast of Honduras late tonight into early Wednesday morning.

It’s then expected to approach Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula late Wednesday evening.

Jamaica should still expect outbreaks of showers which could be heavy at times, along with thunderstorms and gusty winds.

Flash flooding is still possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas.

All small craft operators are reminded to remain in safe harbour until all warning messages have been lifted and wind and sea conditions return to normal.

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