Meteorological Service Predicts More Rainfall for Drought-Plagued Jamaica
Following weeks of drought conditions across the island, Jamaica is forecast to experience unstable weather conditions and scattered showers over the weekend due to a trough in the western Caribbean.
Worsening drought conditions in Jamaica have pushed the National Water Commission (NWC) to implement supply restrictions in sections of the country, such as the corporate area. But the expected rainfall may offer a reprieve for some residents.
A cold front has been producing clouds and showers. According to the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, it is currently forecast to travel across Jamaica on Thursday before stopping and remaining in the south of the island through to Friday. After which, the trough is anticipated to become dominant.
A majority of the country’s parishes are expected to experience scattered afternoon showers, but thunderstorms have been predicted for the southern parishes on Thursday afternoon. The Meteorological Service has forecast isolated morning showers in eastern parishes, thunderstorms primarily in western parishes, and scattered afternoon and evening showers in the majority of parishes.
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The eastern and south-central parishes are expected to have early rains on Saturday and Sunday. Most parishes can expect sporadic afternoon and evening showers, with thunderstorms mostly in the north.