SPEI June 2019

    

SPI Monitor June 2019

June 2019

Apart from St. Vincent that was moderately wet, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal. Trinidad, St. Lucia and Dominica were normal to moderately dry; Tobago and St. Croix moderately dry; Grenada and Guadeloupe normal; Barbados, Antigua and St. Kitts slight to moderately dry; Martinique slight to severely dry;; St. Maarten normal to slightly dry; and St. Thomas slightly dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from moderately wet in west and southwestern Guyana and northern and southeast French Guiana to moderately dry at the northern Suriname/French Guiana border. Curacao was slight to moderately dry. Puerto Rico was normal to slightly dry, but Hispaniola ranged from exceptionally dry in northern Haiti to moderately wet in east central Dominican Republic. Jamaica ranged from exceptionally dry in the northwest to normal in the extreme west and to slightly dry in the northeast; but Grand Cayman was normal. In Cuba, conditions ranged from severely dry in the extreme west and east to moderately wet in central areas, while the northern Bahamas was normal to moderately wet. Belize ranged from normal in the south to severely dry in the north.

April to June 2019

For the three month period, apart from Antigua and Guadeloupe that were normal to slightly wet, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal. Trinidad was normal to moderately dry; Tobago and St. Lucia normal to slightly dry; Grenada and St. Vincent normal; Martinique moderately dry; Dominica slight to moderately dry; St. Kitts moderate to severely dry; St. Maarten, St. Thomas and St. Croix severely dry;. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from moderately wet in northwestern and southwestern Guyana and southeastern French Guiana to moderately dry in northeastern Guyana and parts of northern French Guiana. Curacao was extremely dry. Puerto Rico was normal to severely dry from west to east, while Hispaniola ranged from extremely dry in the north to moderately wet in east-central Dominican Republic. Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in central areas to moderately wet in the west and normal in the east, but Grand Cayman was slightly wet. Cuba and northern Bahamas ranged from normal to moderately wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from slightly wet in the south to extremely dry in the north.

 

January to June 2019

Rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal for the six month period. Trinidad was predominantly moderately dry apart from northeast Trinidad which was severely dry;Tobago moderately dry; Grenada, St. Vincent, Guadeloupe and Antigua normal; Barbados and Dominica moderate to severely dry; St. Lucia slight to severely dry; Martinique severe to extremely dry; St. Kitts moderate to extremely dry; St. Maarten exceptionally dry; St. Croix extremely dry; and St Thomas moderate to severely dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from slightly wet in central Guyana to exceptionally dry in western and eastern French Guiana. Curacao was extremely dry. Puerto Rico ranged from exceptionally dry to severely dry form southwest to northeast, and Hispaniola from exceptionally dry in the southwest to moderately wet in the east central areas. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from moderately wet in the west to slightly dry in the east, but Grand Cayman was moderate to very wet. Cuba was predominantly normal apart from west-central areas that were slightly dry and eastern areas that were slight to severely dry; but northern Bahamas was slight to moderately wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from slightly wet in the south to extremely dry in the north.

July 2018 to June 2019

Apart from Guadeloupe that was normal to slightly wet, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal for the twelve month period. Trinidad was normal to extremely dry from south to north; Tobago extremely dry to normal from west to east; Grenada and Antigua normal to slightly dry; Barbados slight to extremely dry; St. Vincent and St. Kitts slight to moderately dry; St. Lucia moderate to severely dry St. Thomas slight to moderately dry; Martinique severe to exceptionally dry; Dominica normal to severely dry; and St. Maarten severely dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from moderately wet in central Guyana to exceptionally dry in the northeast extremities on French Guiana, and to extremely dry along the northern Suriname/French Guiana border. Curacao was normal to slightly dry. Puerto Rico ranged from exceptionally dry in the west to moderately dry in the east, but Hispaniola was from exceptionally dry in the west, south and east to normal in east central areas of the Dominican Republic. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from slightly wet in the west to extremely dry in the east, but Grand Cayman was normal. Conditions in Cuba ranged from normal in west and central areas to moderately dry in the northwest and to exceptionally dry in the east, while northern Bahamas was normal. Conditions in Belize ranged from normal in the south to extremely dry in the southeast and to moderately dry in the north.

July 2017 to June 2019

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