SPI Monitor September 2016

September 2016

Normal to above normal rainfall was experienced in the eastern Caribbean and the Guianas for the month. Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Dominica, St. Kitts, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and St. Croix were normal; Barbados very wet; St. Vincent, Martinique and Antigua moderately wet; St. Lucia extremely wet; and the Guianas ranging from normal in northwest Guyana and French Guiana to exceptionally wet in eastern Guyana and western Suriname. Puerto Rico was normal. The Dominican Republic ranged from exceptionally dry in the west to normal in the east. Central Jamaica was moderately dry becoming normal to the east and moderately wet to the west. Grand Cayman was severely dry. Apart from being slightly wet in the west, Cuba was normal. Conditions in Belize ranged from normal in the south to moderately dry further north.

July to September 2016

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For the three month period, mixed conditions were experienced in the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad was slight to moderately dry; Tobago extremely dry; Grenada, Barbados, St Vincent, and St Croix normal; St. Lucia, Dominica and St. Maarten slightly dry; Martinique and Antigua moderately wet; St Kitts and St. Thomas slightly wet. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from slightly dry to exceptionally wet. Puerto Rico was normal but conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from severely dry in the west to slightly wet in the east. Jamaica was predominantly normal, but Grand Cayman severely dry. Normal to above rainfall was experienced in western Cuba, but normal to below normal rainfall in the east. Conditions in Belize ranged from normal in the south to moderately dry further north.

April to September 2016

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Mixed conditions were experienced in the islands of the eastern Caribbean for the six month period. Trinidad, Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Croix were normal; Tobago and St. Maarten moderately dry; Grenada normal to slightly wet; and Martinique and Antigua slightly wet. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from normal to exceptionally wet. Puerto Rico was moderately wet in the west and slightly wet in the east, while the Dominican Republic ranged from moderately dry in the southwest to moderately wet in the east. Western Jamaica and its eastern tip were normal and varied to severely dry in central areas, but Grand Cayman was exceptionally dry. Cuba was predominantly normal, apart from western areas that ranged from slight to very wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from moderately dry in the west to normal in the north, east and south.

October 2015 to September 2016

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Mixed rainfall conditions were experienced in the islands of the eastern Caribbean for the twelve month period. Trinidad was slight to moderately dry; Tobago and St. Lucia severely dry; Barbados and St. Vincent moderately dry; Martinique normal to slightly wet; Antigua and St. Croix normal; and St. Maarten extremely dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from moderately dry to moderately wet (particularly in the west). Puerto Rico was normal, and the Dominican Republic predominantly so apart from in the extreme southwest. Western Jamaica and its eastern tip were normal and varied to extremely dry in central areas, but Grand Cayman was moderately dry. Cuba experienced normal to moderately wet conditions, while Belize was predominantly normal.

 

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.

The maps produced used SPI values calculated from monthly rainfall totals from land stations and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data. Only land station data is used for the eastern Caribbean, described here as from Georgetown, Guyana in the south to Anguilla in the north. The Greater (and Western) Antilles is less represented by land stations. However efforts are being made to include more land stations from that part of the region. Note that the severity implied by the index is relative to what is normal for that period of consideration. Normal in the drier season reflects less rainfall than in the wetter season.

SPI Monitor August 2016

August 2016

Mixed conditions were experienced across the eastern Caribbean and Guyana for the month. Trinidad, Antigua, and St. Croix were normal; Tobago severely dry; Grenada and Anguilla slightly dry; St. Vincent and Barbados exceptionally dry; St. Lucia slightly wet; Dominica and St. Maarten moderately dry; and northern Guyana from moderately wet in the north to normal further south. Curacao was moderately dry, while Puerto Rico was normal. Conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from moderately dry in the southern tip to very wet in the east. Jamaica the west was exceptionally wet and ranging to slighty dry in the east, while Grand Cayman was slightly dry. Conditions in Belize ranged from exceptionally dry in the south to moderately wet in the north.

June to August 2016

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For the three month period, mixed conditions were experienced in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana.  Trinidad was normal to slightly dry; Tobago extremely dry; Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and St. Croix normal; Barbados, St. Vincent, Anguilla and St. Maarten moderately dry; St. Lucia moderately wet; St. Kitts slightly wet; and northern Guyana ranging from very wet in the north to normal in the east. Curacao was moderately dry, but Puerto Rico normal. The Dominican Republic ranged from slightly dry in the west to slightly wet in the east; in Jamaica they ranged from very wet in central areas to slightly dry in the east. Grand Cayman was moderately dry. Belize ranged from normal in the south to moderately wet in the north.

March to August 2016

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Mixed conditions were experienced in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana during the six month period. Trinidad, Dominica, St. Kitts and St. Croix were normal; Tobago severely dry; Grenada slightly wet; Barbados, St. Vincent, Anguilla and St. Maarten moderately dry; St. Lucia moderately wet; and northern Guyana extremely wet in the north to normal in the east. Curacao was severely dry, but Puerto Rico slight to moderately wet. In the Dominican Republic conditions ranged from normal in the south to moderately wet in the east, while Jamaica ranged from very wet in central areas to moderately dry in the east and west. Grand Cayman was extremely dry. Conditions in Belize ranged from moderately dry in the west to normal in the east.

September 2015 to August 2016

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Apart from Grenada that was slightly wet, normal to below normal rainfall dominated in the eastern Caribbean islands for the twelve month period. Trinidad was moderate to severely dry; Tobago, Dominica, Anguilla and St. Croix moderately dry; Barbados and St. Vincent severely dry; St. Lucia normal; and St. Croix slightly dry. Conditions in northern Guyana ranged from very wet in the north to moderately dry in the east. Curacao was extremely dry, but Puerto Rico was normal. Apart from in the extreme south that was slight to moderately dry, the Dominican Republic was predominantly normal. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from very wet in central areas to moderately dry in the east, while Grand Cayman was severely dry, and Belize normal.

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.

The maps produced used SPI values calculated from monthly rainfall totals from land stations and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data. Only land station data is used for the eastern Caribbean, described here as from Georgetown, Guyana in the south to Anguilla in the north. The Greater (and Western) Antilles is less represented by land stations. However efforts are being made to include more land stations from that part of the region. Note that the severity implied by the index is relative to what is normal for that period of consideration. Normal in the drier season reflects less rainfall than in the wetter season.

SPI Monitor July 2016

July 2016

Mixed conditions were experienced for the month in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana. Trinidad, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua and Anguilla were normal; Tobago moderately dry; Grenada and St. Lucia moderately wet; St. Vincent, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and St. Croix slightly wet; and northern Guyana ranging from very wet in the north to normal in the east. Aruba was moderately wet, while Curacao was normal. Puerto Rico was normal, extremely wet conditions in western Dominican Republic transformed to normal to the east and extremely dry to the south. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from very wet in central areas to normal to the east and west. Grand Cayman was slightly dry. Apart from some west central areas that were slight to moderately dry, Cuba was normal, but conditions in Belize ranged from moderately dry in the west to normal in the north and slightly wet in the south.

May to July 2016

spi_3.07-2016For the three month period, mixed conditions were experienced in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana. Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, St. Vincent, Dominica, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Croix were normal; Grenada moderately wet; St. Lucia very wet; Anguilla and St. Maarten slightly dry; and northern Guyana ranging from extremely wet in the north to moderately dry in the east. Aruba was normal, while Curacao was moderately dry. Puerto Rico was normal, but the Dominican Republic mixed with extremely dry conditions in the south to normal to slightly wet in the north. Apart from being slightly dry in north central areas, Jamaica was normal, but Grand Cayman was severely dry. Conditions in western Cuba ranged from severely to extremely dry and in the east normal to moderately dry, while Belize was predominantly normal.

February to July 2016

spi_6.07-2016Conditions for the six month period in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana were also mixed. Trinidad, Tobago, Dominica, Antigua and St. Croix were normal; Grenada slightly wet; Barbados, St. Kitts and Anguilla slightly dry; St. Lucia very wet; St. Maarten moderately dry; and northern Guyana ranging from very wet in the north to moderately dry in the east. Aruba was moderately dry, while Curacao was extremely dry. Puerto Rico was moderately wet and the Dominican Republic normal in the south and north to moderately wet in central areas. Apart from being slightly dry in north central areas, Jamaica was normal, but Grand Cayman was extremely dry. Conditions in Cuba ranged from moderately dry in the west to moderately wet in the east. Apart from slightly dry conditions in the west, Belize was predominantly normal.

August 2015 to July 2016

spi_12.07-2016Mixed conditions were experienced in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana for the twelve month period. Trinidad, St. Vincent, Antigua, St. Kitts, Anguilla moderately dry; Tobago and St. Lucia normal; Grenada slightly wet; Barbados severely dry; Dominica slight to moderately dry; St. Maarten exceptionally dry; St Croix slightly dry; and northern Guyana ranged from very wet in the north to severely dry in the east. Aruba was exceptionally dry and Curacao extremely dry. Puerto Rico was normal, while conditions in the Dominican Republic were predominantly normal but ranging to moderately wet in the west. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from normal to severely dry, but Grand Cayman severe to extremely dry. Conditions in Cuba ranged from normal to moderately dry in the west and normal to extremely wet in the east, but Belize was predominantly normal.

 

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.

The maps produced used SPI values calculated from monthly rainfall totals from land stations and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data. Only land station data is used for the eastern Caribbean, described here as from Georgetown, Guyana in the south to Anguilla in the north. The Greater (and Western) Antilles is less represented by land stations. However efforts are being made to include more land stations from that part of the region. Note that the severity implied by the index is relative to what is normal for that period of consideration. Normal in the drier season reflects less rainfall than in the wetter season.

SPI Monitor June 2016

June 2016

In the eastern Caribbean, the southern islands including the Windward Islands were normal to above, while the conditions in Leeward Islands were mixed. Trinidad predominately normal, Tobago, Grenada, Barbados and St. Vincent were normal; St. Lucia and Dominica slightly wet; Antigua moderately wet; St. Kitts moderately dry; Anguilla and St. Croix slightly dry; and St. Maarten severely dry. Northern Guyana was slightly wet in the north and normal in the south.  Aruba was severely dry, but Curacao normal. Puerto Rico was normal, but conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from extremely wet in the west to normal in the east. Apart from central areas that were severely dry, Jamaica was moderately dry; but Grand Cayman was slightly dry. Central Cuba was normal to moderately wet, while the west was normal to extremely dry and the east normal to severely dry. Conditions in Belize varied from normal to exceptionally wet.

April to June 2016

spi.3.2016-06For the three month period, in the eastern Caribbean, the southern islands including the Windward Islands were normal to above, while the conditions in Leeward Islands were mixed. Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, St. Vincent, Dominica, Antigua, Anguilla and St. Croix were normal; Grenada slightly wet; St. Lucia moderately wet; and St. Kitts and St. Maarten moderately dry. Conditions in northern Guyana ranged from very wet in the north to normal in the east. Aruba was extremely dry while Curacao was severely dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from normal in the west to moderately wet in the northeast, but the Dominican Republic was normal. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from normal in the south to moderately dry in the north; but Grand Cayman was severely dry. Central Cuba was normal to moderately wet, while the west was normal to extremely dry and the east normal to slightly dry. In Belize, apart from below normal conditions in the northern areas, normal to above normal rainfall was experienced.

January to June 2016

spi.6.2016-06Mixed conditions were experienced in the eastern Caribbean islands and Guyana over the six month period. Trinidad was normal to slightly dry; Tobago, Grenada, Antigua and St. Croix normal; Barbados and Anguilla slightly dry; St. Vincent and St. Kitts moderately dry; St. Lucia and Dominica slightly wet; and conditions in northern Guyana ranging from slightly wet in the north to severely dry in the east. Both Curacao and Aruba were exceptionally dry. Puerto Rico was normal to the west and slightly wet in the east, while the Dominican Republic ranged from moderately wet in the west to lightly dry in the east. Jamaica was normal to slightly dry, but Grand Cayman was severely dry. Western Cuba was normal to very wet, but the east ranged from moderately dry to moderately wet. In Belize, normal rainfall in east, central and northeastern was experienced, but varied to slightly dry in the south and moderately dry in the north.

July 2015 to June 2016

spi.12.2016-06The islands of the eastern Caribbean were normal to below normal for the twelve month period. Trinidad, Dominica, St. Kitts, Anguilla and St. Croix were moderately dry; Tobago, Grenada and St. Lucia normal; Barbados extremely dry; St. Vincent and Antigua severely dry; and St. Maarten exceptionally dry. Conditions in northern Guyana ranged from extremely wet in the north to moderately dry in the east. Aruba was exceptionally dry and Curacao extremely dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from extremely dry in the west to normal in the east, while in the Dominican Republic they ranged from slightly wet in the west to exceptionally dry in the south and east. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from normal in the northwest to extremely dry in the west and east, while Grand Cayman was extremely dry. In Cuba, central areas were normal to very wet, in the west normal to moderately dry, and in the east normal to extremely dry. In Belize, northern areas were predominantly normal, while conditions in the southern half of the country ranged from slight to extremely dry.

 

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.

The maps produced used SPI values calculated from monthly rainfall totals from land stations and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data. Only land station data is used for the eastern Caribbean, described here as from Georgetown, Guyana in the south to Anguilla in the north. The Greater (and Western) Antilles is less represented by land stations. However efforts are being made to include more land stations from that part of the region. Note that the severity implied by the index is relative to what is normal for that period of consideration. Normal in the drier season reflects less rainfall than in the wetter season.

SPI Monitor May 2016

May 2016

Mixed conditions were experienced in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana. Trinidad was slightly wet; Tobago, Barbados, St. Vincent, Dominica, Antigua, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Croix normal; Grenada and St. Kitts slightly dry; and northern Guyana ranging from extremely wet in the north to slightly dry in the east. Aruba was severely dry, but Curacao normal. Puerto Rico was predominantly normal but slightly wet in the east, while conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from moderately wet to moderately dry. Jamaica was normal, while Grand Cayman was slightly dry.  In Cuba, western areas were normal to severely dry, central areas normal to moderately wet, and east normal to slightly dry. Belize was predominantly severely dry apart from the south that was extremely dry.

March to May 2016

SPI March to May 2016For the three month period, mixed conditions were experienced in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana. Trinidad and Dominica normal to slightly wet; Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent, Antigua and St. Croix normal; Barbados, St. Kitts and St. Maarten slightly dry; St. Lucia very wet; Anguilla slightly wet; and northern Guyana ranging from very wet in the north to normal in the east and south. Aruba was extremely dry, while Curacao was moderately dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from normal in the west to moderately wet in the east. In the Dominican Republic, northern and southern extremes were normal, while remaining areas were slight to very wet. Apart from northwestern areas that were slightly dry Jamaica was normal, but Grand Cayman was moderately dry. Cuba was predominantly normal to slightly wet apart from west central areas that were dry to exceptionally dry. Conditions in Belize ranged from severely dry in the south to exceptionally dry in the west.

December 2015 to May 2016

SPI December 2015 to May 2016Normal to below normal rainfall was experienced in the islands of the eastern Caribbean over the six month period. Trinidad, Tobago, St. Lucia, Dominica, and St. Croix were normal; Grenada, Barbados, Antigua and St. Kitts moderately dry; St. Vincent and Anguilla slightly dry; and St. Maarten severely dry. Conditions in northern Guyana ranged from slightly wet in the north to moderately dry in the east. Aruba and Curacao were exceptionally dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from slightly dry in the southwest to moderately wet in the northeast, while for the Dominican Republic northern and southern extremes were normal, while remaining areas were slight to extremely wet. Jamaica and Grand Cayman were normal, while conditions in Cuba ranged from extremely wet in the west to normal in the east. Conditions in Belize ranged from extremely dry in the south and west to slightly dry in the north.

June 2015 to May 2016

SPI June 2015 to May 2016Normal to below normal conditions were experienced in the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Kitts and Anguilla were moderately dry; Tobago normal; Grenada slightly dry; Barbados and St. Maarten exceptionally dry; St. Vincent and St. Croix severely dry; and Antigua extremely dry. Conditions in northern Guyana ranged from extremely wet in the north to normal in the east. Aruba was exceptionally dry and Curacao extremely dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from exceptionally dry in the west to normal in the north, while in the Dominican Republic it was exceptionally dry in the south to moderately wet in the west and to normal in the east.   Conditions in Jamaica ranged from normal in the northwest to extremely dry in the east, while Grand Cayman was moderately dry. Predominantly normal to above normal rainfall totals were experienced in Cuba, with at worst exceptionally dry conditions in some parts of the east. Conditions in central Belize were normal and ranged to slightly dry to the north and moderately dry to the south.

 

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.

The maps produced used SPI values calculated from monthly rainfall totals from land stations and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data. Only land station data is used for the eastern Caribbean, described here as from Georgetown, Guyana in the south to Anguilla in the north. The Greater (and Western) Antilles is less represented by land stations. However efforts are being made to include more land stations from that part of the region. Note that the severity implied by the index is relative to what is normal for that period of consideration. Normal in the drier season reflects less rainfall than in the wetter season.

Mean Temperature Anomalies January to December 2015

January-December 2015 Departure of Mean Temperature (ºC)
(from the 1981-2010 Average)

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Quarterly Anomalies

October-November-December (OND) 2015 Departure of Mean Temperature (ºC)
(from the 1981-2010 Average)

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July-August-September (JAS) 2015 Departure of Mean Temperature (ºC)
(from the 1981-2010 Average)

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April-May-June (AMJ) 2015 Departure of Mean Temperature (ºC)
(from the 1981-2010 Average)

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January-February-March (JFM) 2015 Departure of Mean Temperature (ºC)
(from the 1981-2010 Average)

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