SPEI October 2019

    

SPI Monitor October 2019

October 2019

The islands of the eastern Caribbean were predominantly normal to below normal for the month of October, with the exception of a few areas   that were slightly wet. Trinidad, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe ranged from normal to moderately dry ;Tobago, Dominica and Anguilla normal to slightly wet; Grenada and St. Thomas slightly dry; Barbados moderate to severely dry; St Vincent and Antigua normal to slightly dry; Martinique from slightly wet in the south to moderately dry in the north;; St Kitts severely dry; St Maarten normal;; And St Croix moderately dry. In the Guianas, conditions were mainly normal to extremely wet, with the exception of the northern part of Guyana which was slight to severely dry , the west and south west of Guyana that ranged from slight to exceptionally dry, and north east French Guiana which was slight to moderately dry. Curacao was slightly dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from normal in the west to severely dry in the extreme south east. Conditions in Hispaniola ranged from normal in the east and extreme west to severely dry around the Haiti/Dominican Republic border. Jamaica was normal to slightly dry from east to west, while Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba was predominantly normal with the exception of slightly dry conditions in the west central areas, and in the extreme west which was slight to moderately wet. Northern Bahamas ranged from slightly dry to extremely wet. Belize ranged from normal in central areas to moderately wet in the north and to exceptionally wet in the south.

August to October 2019

Rainfall in the eastern Caribbean over the three month period was predominantly normal to below normal, with the exception of Guadeloupe that ranged from slightly wet to extremely dry from west to east. Trinidad and Martinique were normal to severely dry; Tobago and St Kitts normal to slightly dry; Grenada slightly dry; St Vincent moderate to severely dry from south to north; Barbados exceptionally dry; St Lucia normal to moderately dry from north to south; Dominica slightly wet in the north to moderately dry in the south; Antigua, Anguilla, St Maarten; St Croix and St. Thomas normal.  Conditions in the Guianas were primarily normal to exceptionally wet, with the exception of northern part of Guyana which was slightly dry. Curacao was normal to slightly dry. Puerto Rico was predominantly normal with the exception of the extreme south west which was slightly dry. In Hispaniola, conditions ranged from slightly wet at the northern Haiti/Dominican Republic border to slightly dry in the extreme southwest of Haiti and to exceptionally dry in southeast Dominican Republic. In Jamaica, conditions were normal in the east to moderately dry in the extreme northwest, but Grand Cayman extreme to exceptionally dry from east to west.  With the exception of west central areas that were slight to moderately dry, conditions in Cuba were normal to very wet in the west and normal to moderately wet in the east. Northern Bahamas ranged from normal to moderately wet. In Belize, conditions ranged from extremely dry in central areas to normal in the north and south.

May to October 2019

For the six month period, rainfall in the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal with the exception of Guadeloupe that was slightly wet to extremely dry and Antigua that was normal to slightly wet. Trinidad and Dominica were normal to severely dry; Tobago and Martinique normal  to extremely dry; Grenada slightly dry; Barbados severe to exceptionally dry from north to south; St Vincent  moderately dry; ; St Lucia moderate to severely dry;; St Kitts and St Croix slight to moderately dry; and Anguilla and St Maarten normal; and St. Thomas moderately dry. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from normal in Suriname and eastern Guyana to exceptionally wet in northern Guyana and extremely wet in northern French Guiana and in the vicinity of the southern Guyana/Suriname border. Curacao was moderately dry.  Puerto Rico ranged from normal in the northeast to moderately dry in the west. In Hispaniola, conditions ranged from normal in the north to moderately dry in southwest Haiti and extremely dry in south and southeast Dominican Republic. Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in west central areas to normal in the west and east, whereas Grand Cayman was moderate to severely dry from east to west. Cuba ranged from normal to very wet in the in east and the west with the exception of a slightly dry area in the west central areas. Northern Bahamas, ranged from very wet to extremely dry.  Belize was normal in the south to exceptionally dry in the north.

November 2018 to October 2019

Over the twelve month period, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal, except for Guadeloupe that ranged from moderately wet to moderately dry from west to east.  Trinidad was exceptionally dry, with the exception of the extreme north eastern tip which was moderate to extremely dry; Tobago moderate to exceptionally dry from west to east; Grenada and St Vincent moderately dry; Barbados exceptionally dry; St Lucia moderate to extremely dry from south to north;  Martinique severely dry; Dominica normal in the north to moderately dry in the south;;  Antigua normal; St Kitts slight to moderately dry;  St Maarten slightly dry; and St Croix severe to extremely dry and Most of the Guianas was normal, with slight to exceptionally wet conditions in central Guyana, slight to moderately dry conditions in northern Guyana and the central Suriname/French Guiana border, and slightly dry to exceptionally dry along coastal areas of French Guiana.  Curacao was severe to extremely dry. Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in the east to extremely dry in the west. Hispaniola ranged from slightly dry in central areas to exceptionally dry in the east and west. In Jamaica, conditions were mostly normal, with the exception of the east which was slight to moderately dry, the northern extreme which was slightly dry and the extreme west which was slight to moderately wet. Grand Cayman was predominantly severely dry. In Cuba, conditions were mostly normal in central areas, ranging from slight to exceptionally dry in the east, and slight to moderately wet in the west. Northern Bahamas ranged from moderately wet to extremely dry. Belize ranged from normal in the south to exceptionally dry in the north.

November 2017 to October 2019

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The information contained herein is provided with the understanding that The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the Outlook. The information may be used freely by the public with appropriate acknowledgement of its source, but shall not be modified in content and then presented as original material.

 

 

SPEI September 2019

    

SPI Monitor September 2019

September 2019

The islands of the eastern Caribbean experienced mixed conditions throughout the month of September. Trinidad, Antigua and St. Kitts were predominantly normal with some slightly wet areas ; Tobago moderately wet;;  Grenada moderate to very wet from north to south; Barbados, St. Maarten, Anguilla and St. Croix slight to moderately dry; St. Vincent moderately dry; St Lucia and Dominica normal to slightly dry; Martinique was normal to severely dry from south to north; Guadeloupe from moderately wet in the west to extremely dry in the east;; and St. Thomas normal. Curacao was predominantly normal. In the Guiana’s, conditions ranged from exceptionally wet in south-western Suriname to exceptionally dry at the northern Suriname/French Guiana border, with portions of north central Guyana being very wet and northern northern French Guiana extremely wet. Puerto Rico ranged from moderately wet in the east to moderately dry in the west. Conditions in Hispaniola ranged from normal to exceptionally wet from south to north, with the exception of the eastern central areas of the Dominican Republic which were slight to exceptionally dry. Jamaica was mostly normal with the exception of a small area in the extreme North West which was slight to moderately dry, and in the south that was slight to moderately wet. Grand Cayman was exceptionally dry. In Cuba, western and eastern areas were normal to moderately wet with west central areas being slight to moderately dry, while northern Bahamas ranged from severely dry to severely wet. Belize ranged from exceptionally dry in central areas to normal in the west and to moderately dry in the north and south.

July to September 2019

The  islands of the eastern Caribbean experienced mixed conditions throughout the three month period .Trinidad was normal to severely dry from the extreme north east to the south west; Tobago and St Maarten slightly wet;, Grenada  normal; Barbados moderate to extremely dry; St Vincent moderate to severely dry; St Lucia slight to moderately dry; Martinique from normal in the south to severely dry in the extreme northern areas; Dominica was predominantly normal, with slight to moderately dry conditions in the extreme southern areas; Guadeloupe was exceptionally dry to very wet from east to west; Antigua slight to moderately wet; St. Kitts predominantly normal except for the southern areas which were slightly wet; St. Croix moderately wet; and St. Thomas very wet. Curacao was normal to slightly dry. In the Guiana’s, conditions ranged from exceptionally wet in south-western Guyana, southern border areas of Guyana and Suriname, and northern French Guiana to exceptionally dry at the northern Suriname/French Guiana border. Puerto Rico was normal to moderately wet from west to east. Conditions in Hispaniola ranged from very wet at the northern Haiti/Dominican Republic border to exceptionally dry in eastern Dominican Republic. Jamaica was normal, whereas Grand Cayman ranged from extreme to exceptionally dry from east to west. Cuba ranged from normal in west central areas to to moderately wet in the west and to very wet in eastern areas, while in the Bahamas conditions were slight to exceptionally wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from exceptionally dry in central areas to   moderately dry in the south and to extremely dry in the north.

April to September 2019

During the six month period rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was mainly normal to below normal, except for Guadeloupe that was moderate wet to moderately dry from west to east, and Antigua that was slight to moderately wet. Trinidad was slight to extremely dry from the extreme north east to the south west; Tobago, Grenada, St Maarten and Anguilla normal; St Vincent and St. Kitts normal to slightly dry; Barbados moderate to extremely dry, whereas, St Lucia was slight to severely dry. Martinique was moderate to extremely dry from south to north; Dominica normal to moderately dry from north to south; ; St Croix and St Thomas moderately dry. Curacao was moderately dry. In the Guiana’s, conditions ranged from extremely wet in western Guyana to severely dry at the northern Suriname/French Guiana border and northeastern French GuianaPuerto Rico was mostly normal in the east and central areas, with slight to moderately dry conditions in the west. Hispaniola was predominantly normal with slightly dry areas in southern Haiti and slight to severely dry conditions in southern and eastern  Dominican Republic. In Jamaica, conditions ranged from moderately dry in central areas  normal in the east and and to slightly wet in the west; whereas Grand Cayman was moderately dry. Cuba ranged from normal in west central areas to slightly wet in the west, and slight to very wet in the eastern areas. Northern Bahamas ranged from normal to very wet, and Belize was slight to exceptionally dry, from the south to  north.

October 2018 to September 2019

Conditions in the islands of the eastern Caribbean over the twelve month period were primarily normal to below normal, with the exception of a small area in the Leeward Islands that included Guadeloupe that was moderately wet to moderately dry from west to east. Trinidad ranged from moderately dry to exceptionally dry from the northeast to the southwest;; Tobago, St. Vincent, St. Maarten and Anguilla were normal to slightly dry; Grenada and Antigua normal; Barbados exceptionally dry; St Lucia normal to extremely dry from the south to the north; Martinique and St Croix severe to extremely dry; Dominica normal to severely dry from north to south; St. Kitts normal to moderately dry; and St. Thomas slight to moderately dry.  Curacao was normal to moderately dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from severely dry in central Guyana to exceptionally dry at the northern Suriname/French Guiana and northeast French Guiana. Puerto Rico ranged from slightly dry in the east to extremely dry in the west. Hispaniola ranged from normal in central areas of the Dominican Republic to exceptionally dry in western and eastner area. Jamaica was predominantly normal, ranging from slight to moderately dry in the east and in the northwest, and to slight to moderately wet in the west. Grand Cayman was severely dry . Cuba was predominantly normal, sloght to exceptionally dry in the east and with the exception of the eastern areas which ranged from slight to exceptionally dry, and the extreme west which was slightly wet. In northern Bahamas, conditions ranged from normal to very wet, and in Belize, conditions were from slightly dry on the extreme southern border to exceptionally dry in the north.

October 2017 to September 2019

Disclaimer

The information contained herein is provided with the understanding that The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the Outlook. The information may be used freely by the public with appropriate acknowledgement of its source, but shall not be modified in content and then presented as original material.