SPI Monitor July 2018

July 2018

Apart from Guadeloupe that ranged from severely dry to moderately wet, normal to below normal rainfall dominated the in the islands of the eastern Caribbean, Trinidad, St. Kitts, and St. Thomas were normal; Tobago was normal to extremely dry; Grenada slightly dry in the south but normal elsewhere; Barbados severe to exceptionally dry; St. Vincent normal; Saint Lucia and Martinique moderate to severely dry; Dominica slight to moderately dry; Antigua moderately dry; St. Maarten slightly dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from moderately dry in northern portions of Guyana and Suriname to exceptionally wet in norther parts of Guyana and eastern French Guiana. Aruba and Curacao were normal. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from severely dry in the west to normal in the east; while Hispaniola ranged from exceptionally dry to normal. Jamaica ranged from slight to severely dry, while Grand Cayman was exceptionally dry. Cuba ranged from exceptionally dry in the extreme west to moderately wet in north-central areas, but Belize ranged from normal to moderately dry.

May to July 2018

For the three month period, normal to below normal rainfall dominated the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad was normal to severely dry; Tobago normal to extremely dry; Grenada slight to moderately dry; Barbados extreme to exceptionally dry; St. Vincent normal to slightly dry; Saint Lucia normal to severely dry; Martinique normal to slightly dry; Dominica normal to slightly dry; Guadeloupe normal to moderately dry; Antigua moderate to severely dry; St. Kitts normal; St. Maarten and St. Thomas moderately dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from slightly dry in Georgetown Guyana to exceptionally wet in southern Guyana. Aruba was moderately dry while Curacao was normal. Puerto Rico was predominantly normal, but Hispaniola ranged from extremely dry in the south to normal in the north. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in the northwest to moderately wet in the west and slightly wet in the east; but Grand Cayman was slightly dry. In Cuba, conditions ranged from predominantly normal in the eastern two thirds to very wet in the extreme west; but contrastingly, Belize ranged from normal in the southeast to extremely dry to the north.

February to July 2018

Apart from Martinique 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, Grenada and St. Vincent predominantly normal; Tobago extremely dry in the west to normal in the east; Barbados slight to severely dry; Saint Lucia normal to moderately dry from north to south; Dominica normal to slightly dry; Guadeloupe normal to moderately dry from west to east; Antigua moderate to severely dry; and St. Kitts slightly dry to moderately dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from normal to very wet in southwest Guyana and the northern Suriname-French Guiana border. Aruba and Curacao were normal. Puerto Rico was predominantly normal, while Hispaniola ranged from extremely dry in the south to normal in northern Dominica Republic. Jamaica was predominantly normal with slightly wet areas in the west and northeast, but Grand Cayman was moderate to severely dry. The eastern three quarters of Cuba was normal, with the remainder of the country being predominantly slightly wet. Belize was normal to slightly dry.

August to July 2018

Apart from Antigua that was slight to moderately dry and Trinidad that was slight to moderately dry in the extreme northwest, rainfall in the eastern Caribbean islands was normal to above normal for the twelve month period. Tobago was normal to moderately wet from west to east; Grenada and Saint Lucia normal; Martinique and St. Kitts normal to slightly wet; Dominica moderate to exceptionally wet; and Guadeloupe from very wet in the west to normal in the east. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from slightly dry in northern Guyana to moderately wet in southwest Guyana, northwest Suriname, northern Suriname-French Guiana border, and eastern French Guiana. Aruba was moderately dry and Curacao normal. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from moderately wet in the southwest to extremely wet in the northeast; while Hispaniola ranged from severely dry in the south to extremely wet in northern Dominican Republic and to moderately wet in southwest and northwest Haiti. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from slightly dry in the south to extremely wet in the north, while Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba ranged from normal in central areas to moderately wet in the west and to exceptionally wet in the east. Belize was predominantly normal with slightly dry areas in the west.

August 2016 to July 2018

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SPI Change July 2018

    

SPI Monitor June 2018

June 2018

Normal to below normal rainfall was experienced in the islands of the eastern Caribbean for June. Trinidad was normal to severely dry; Tobago moderate to severely dry; Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent moderately dry; St. Lucia and Dominica normal to moderately dry; Martinique, St. Kitts and Anguilla normal; Guadeloupe normal to extremely dry; Antigua severe to extremely dry; and St. Maarten extremely dry. Conditions in Guyana ranged from extremely wet in parts of western Guyana to severely dry in north central French Guiana. Aruba and Curacao were normal, but Puerto Rico normal to slightly dry. Conditions in Hispaniola ranged from extremely dry in southern Dominican Republic to normal in the north and slightly wet in the east. Jamaica ranged from slightly dry in the southwest to exceptionally dry in the north, but Grand Cayman was moderately dry. Cuba ranged from normal in central areas to exceptionally dry in the west and southeast, while northern Bahamas was normal to moderately wet. Belize was normal to moderately dry from south to north.

April to June 2018

For the three month period, apart from Martinique that was moderately wet and a slight to moderately wet southern Trinidad, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below. Tobago was slight to moderately dry; Grenada slightly dry; Barbados moderate to severely dry; St. Vincent, Antigua and St. Maarten moderately dry; St. Lucia normal to slightly dry; Dominica, St. Kitts and Anguilla normal; Guadeloupe slightly dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from normal in northern Guyana and parts of French Guiana to exceptionally wet in southern Guyana. Aruba and Curacao were slightly dry, while Puerto Rico was normal in the west and slightly dry in the east. Conditions in Hispaniola ranged from severely dry in the south to normal in the west and east, while Jamaica was predominantly normal apart from the extreme west that was slight to extremely wet, slight to moderately wet in the east, and slight to moderately dry in the north; but Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba ranged from extremely wet in the west to normal in the east and slightly dry in the southeast, while northern Bahamas was slight to exceptionally wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from slightly wet to severely dry.

January to June 2018

Mixed conditions were experienced in the islands of the eastern Caribbean for the six month period. Trinidad, Tobago, St. Lucia and Anguilla were normal; Grenada slightly wet; Barbados normal to slightly wet; Martinique moderately dry; Dominica very wet to normal from southwest to northeast; Guadeloupe normal to moderately wet; Antigua and St. Maarten moderately dry; and St. Kitts normal to slightly dry. Most of the Guianas were normal to slightly wet, with moderately wet conditions in the extreme southwest of Guyana. Aruba was slightly dry but Curacao normal. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from extremely dry in the west to slightly wet in the east, but Hispaniola ranged from moderately dry in the south to slightly wet in the west and northeast. Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in the south to very wet in the west and moderately wet in the east, while Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba ranged from normal to extremely wet and northern Bahamas slight to extremely wet. Belize was predominantly normal.

July 2017 to June 2018

Though most of the islands of the eastern Caribbean received normal to above normal rainfall for the twelve month period, Antigua was moderately dry. Trinidad ranged from normal in the west to exceptionally wet in the extreme east; Tobago and Guadeloupe normal to moderately wet; Grenada and Martinique normal to slightly wet; Barbados moderate to slightly wet from west to east; St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Anguilla normal; and Dominica moderate to extremely wet. Conditions in Guyana ranged from moderately dry in northern Guyana to moderately wet in northern Suriname, eastern French Guyana and south western Guyana. Aruba was slightly dry but Curacao normal. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in the south to extremely wet in the north, while Hispaniola ranged from moderately dry in the south to extremely wet in northern Dominican Republic and very wet in the northwest. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from slightly dry in the south to very wet in the north, but Grand Cayman was normal. Conditions in Cuba ranged from normal in west central areas to exceptionally wet in the east, while northern Bahamas was normal to moderately wet. Belize was predominantly normal apart from the south that was slightly wet.

July 2016 to June 2018

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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.