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Rainfall was very varied over the Caribbean for the month of October. Trinidad varied from normal to moderately dry, whilst Tobago and Grenada were normal. Both Barbados and St. Lucia were extremely wet, due mainly to the passage of Hurricane Tomas. Dominica was normal, whilst St. Vincent (also impacted by Hurricane Tomas), Antigua and Anguilla were moderately wet. Rainfall in Guyana was normal for the month. In the Dominican Republic conditions were predominantly normal apart from a zone in the north east of the country that was moderately dry. Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Belize were normal.
August 2009 to October 2010
As for the October rainfall, the 3 month period was mixed across the Caribbean. Trinidad was normal in the east and moderately wet in the west, whilst Tobago was normal. Grenada was very wet whilst Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia were extremely wet. Dominica was normal. Antigua and St. Kitts were very wet whilst Anguilla was moderately wet. Both Guyana and the Dominican Republic were normal. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from extremely wet in the west to moderately wet in the east. Cayman Islands was moderately wet whilst Belize was predominantly normal.
May 2009 to October 2010
For the 6 month period, Trinidad was very wet in the south and extremely wet in the north. Tobago was extremely wet. Grenada was very wet but Barbados, St. Vncent and St. Lucia were extremely wet. Dominica was moderately to very wet whilst St. Kitts was extremely wet, Antigua very wet and Anguilla moderately wet. Guyana was normal. The Dominican Republic was predominantly normal with areas to the far south being moderately wet. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from extremely wet in the west to moderately wet in the east. Cayman Islands was normal whilst conditions in Belize were predominantly moderately wet with an area to the south being very wet.
November 2009 to October 2010
Both Trinidad and Grenada were normal for the period whilst Tobago was moderately wet. Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia were very wet. Dominica, Antigua and Anguilla were moderately wet, but St. Kitts was very wet. Both Guyana and the Dominican Republic were normal. Predominantly, Jamaica was very wet. Cayman Islands was normal whilst Belize was predominantly normal apart from an area in the south that was moderately wet.