A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for low-lying and flood-prone areas of the north eastern parishes of St. Mary and Portland, until 5:00 Tuesday morning.

The Meteorological Service says a Tropical Wave is influencing weather conditions over the island.

Today scattered showers and thunderstorms have been affecting sections of all parishes, but, especially over Portland and St. Mary, as well as territorial waters mainly to the north.

These showers and thunderstorms should continue to affect Jamaica for the next six to 12 hours as the Tropical Wave moves slowly away from the island.

Sea conditions will deteriorate in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms due to gusty winds. Fishers and other marine interests should exercise caution.

A Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding is possible.

Citizens are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further news releases from the meteorological service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.