Tropical Storm Earl moves away from Jamaica

August 02, 2016

Tropical Storm Earl is now moving southward, away from Jamaica, but the island will continue feeling continue feeling the effects of the outer bands of the system today into tomorrow, the most recent update from The Weather Channel stated.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the island as the system moves southward, and persons living in low lying and flood prone areas are still being cautioned about he possibility of flash flooding.

With a maximum wind speed of about  75 kilometres per hour, Earl is now headed towards Mexico, Belize and Honduras. All three countries have issued tropical storm warnings. Earl is expected to bring heavy rains, flooding and high winds to the countries in its path, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Earl is the first Atlantic based named storm since June.   

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