SPI Monitor March 2021

March 2021

Mixed conditions prevailed throughout the islands of the eastern Caribbean during the month of March. Trinidad exceptional to slightly wet from southwest to northeast; Tobago slight to very wet; Grenada very to moderately wet; Barbados normal to moderately dry; St Vincent, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and St Thomas normal; Martinique and Anguilla normal to slightly wet; Dominica slight to moderately wet; Guadeloupe moderately wet to moderately dry; Antigua and St Maarten normal to slightly dry and St Croix moderately dry. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from normal in northern areas of Guyana Suriname and French Guiana to exceptionally wet on the central border of Guyana/Suriname. Aruba was moderately wet. Puerto Rico was normal. Hispaniola ranged from normal in southern areas to exceptionally wet in northwestern Dominican Republic. Jamaica ranged from normal in western and southwestern areas to slightly dry in north western and eastern areas. Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba ranged from extremely dry in the west to normal in the east. Northern Bahamas was normal to extremely dry and Belize was predominantly normal with slightly wet conditions in central areas.

January to March 2021

The islands of the eastern Caribbean experienced mixed conditions throughout the three month period. Trinidad extremely wet in the southwest to normal in the northeast; Tobago normal to moderately wet; Grenada and Saint Lucia normal; Barbados very to moderately wet; St Vincent moderately dry to normal; Martinique normal to slightly dry; Dominica normal to moderately wet south to north; Guadeloupe moderately wet to extremely dry; Antigua severe to extremely dry; St Kitts and St Croix moderate to severely dry; St Maarten severely dry to normal; Anguilla slightly dry to slightly wet and St Thomas slight to moderately dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from normal to exceptionally wet. Aruba was normal. Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in the extreme southwest to normal in the east. Hispaniola ranged from severely dry in southern and eastern areas to moderately wet in northern areas. Jamaica was predominantly normal with slightly dry conditions in the extreme east. Grand Cayman was moderate to slightly dry. Cuba was predominantly moderately dry, but ranged from normal to severely dry. Northern Bahamas ranged from slightly dry to severely dry and Belize ranged from severely dry around the southwestern border to moderately wet in northern areas.

October 2020 to March 2021

Conditions were mixed over the six month period throughout the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad extremely wet to normal south to north; Tobago normal to moderately wet; Grenada, St Vincent, Antigua, St Maarten and St Thomas normal; Barbados slight to extremely wet; Saint Lucia slight to moderately wet; Martinique moderately wet to slightly dry; Dominica normal to exceptionally wet; Guadeloupe extremely wet to normal; St Kitts normal to slightly dry; Anguilla normal to slightly wet and St Croix severe to moderately dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from normal to exceptionally wet. Aruba was slightly wet to normal. Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in the extreme southwest to normal in the east. Hispaniola was predominantly normal, but ranging from extremely dry in the extreme south of the Dominican Republic to slightly wet in the extreme west and north. Jamaica ranged from normal in the west to exceptionally wet in the east. Grand Cayman was moderately wet. Cuba ranged from slightly dry in the northwest to moderately wet in the west and to very wet in the southeast. Northern Bahamas ranged from moderately wet to normal and Belize ranged from moderately dry on the southwestern border to exceptionally wet in northern areas.

April 2020 to March 2021

Conditions in the eastern Caribbean were predominantly normal to below normal during the twelve month period. Trinidad ranged from moderately wet in the extreme southwest to slightly dry in the northeast; Tobago and Antigua slightly dry to normal; Grenada, St Vincent and St Kitts slight to moderately dry; Barbados normal to slightly wet; Saint Lucia, Guadeloupe and St Maarten normal to moderately dry; Martinique normal to extremely dry; Dominica severely dry in the extreme south to slightly wet in the northeast; Anguilla and St Thomas normal; St Croix moderately dry. In the Guianas conditions ranged from normal to exceptionally wet. Aruba was normal. Puerto Rico was predominantly normal with slightly dry conditions in the extreme southwest. Hispaniola ranged from exceptionally dry in the extreme southern tip of the Dominican Republic to normal in northern areas. Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in the extreme west to extremely wet in northern areas. Grand Cayman was normal to slightly wet. Cuba ranged from normal in east central areas to very wet in western and southeastern areas. Northern Bahamas ranged from normal to exceptionally wet and Belize ranged from extremely dry in the southwest to exceptionally wet in northern areas.

April 2019 to March 2021

Over the two year period conditions in the eastern Caribbean were normal to below normal. Trinidad and Barbados slight to moderately dry; Tobago and St Kitts normal to moderately dry; Grenada, St Maarten and St Thomas normal to slightly dry; St Vincent severe to extremely dry; Saint Lucia severe to exceptionally dry; Martinique severe to slightly dry; Dominica severely dry in the south to normal in the north; Guadeloupe normal to extremely dry; Antigua and Anguilla normal; St Croix moderately dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from moderately dry on the extreme northern border of Suriname/French Guiana to exceptionally wet in northeast central French Guiana, and to extremely wet in northern portions of Guyana. Aruba was normal to slightly dry. Puerto Rico ranged from severely dry in the extreme southwest to slightly wet in the northeast and normal in the east. Hispaniola ranged from normal in northern areas of Haiti to exceptionally dry in southern areas of the Dominican Republic. Jamaica was predominantly normal with slightly dry conditions in the extreme west and slightly wet areas in the northeast. Grand Cayman was moderate to slightly dry. Cuba ranged from normal in west central areas to moderately wet in western, northern and eastern areas. Northern Bahamas ranged from exceptionally wet to extremely dry. Belize was normal in central areas ranging to exceptionally dry on the western border and to moderately dry in the north.

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Mean Temperature Anomalies March 2021

March 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for March 2021. Trinidad was between 0.75 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer; Tobago and St. Maarten were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer; Grenada was between 0 and 0.75 oC warmer; Barbados ranged from 0.75 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer; Saint Lucia and Dominica ranged from between 0.25 oC warmer to 0.75 oC cooler south to north; Martinique and St. Kitts were between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.25 oC warmer; Guadeloupe was between 0.25 and 0.75 oC cooler; Antigua was between 0 and 0.25 oC cooler; St. Thomas was between 0.75 to 1.50 oC warmer; St. Croix was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from 1.50 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0 to 0.25 oC warmer. Puerto Rico was between 0.25 to 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.25 oC warmer. Cuba and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 to 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 0.75 oC cooler and 1.50 oC warmer. Belize was between 0 to 0.75 oC warmer. Northern Bahamas was between 0.25 to 2.50 oC warmer.

January to March 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for the period January to March 2021. Trinidad was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC  warmer; Tobago and St. Thomas were between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer; Grenada and St. Maarten were between 0.25 and 0.75 to oC warmer; Barbados was between 0.75 oC cooler to 1.50 oC warmer; Saint Lucia and Dominica were between 0.75 oC warmer to 0.75 oC cooler; Martinique was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer south to north; Guadeloupe was between 0 and 0.75 oC cooler; Antigua was between 0 and 0.25 oC cooler; St. Kitts was between 0 and 0.25 oC  warmer; St. Croix was between 0 to  0.75 oC warmer. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from at least 1.50 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0 and 0.25 oC warmer. Puerto Rico and Cuba were between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic, Belize and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 0.75 oC cooler and 1.50 oC warmer. Northern Bahamas was between 0.25 and 2.50 oC warmer.

October 2020 to March 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for the period October 2020 to March 2021. Trinidad was between 0 and 0.75 oC warmer; Tobago was between 1.50 and 0.25 oC warmer Grenada, St. Maarten and were between 0.25 to 0.75 oC warmer; St Thomas was between 0.25 to 1.50 oC warmer; Barbados and Dominica were between 0.75 oC cooler to  0.75 oC warmer; Saint Lucia was between 0.25 oC warmer to 0.75 oC cooler; Martinique was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer; Guadeloupe and Antigua were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC cooler; St. Kitts was between 0.25 oC cooler and 0.25 oC warmer; and St. Croix was between 0 to 0.25 oC warmer. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from at least 1.50 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0.25 oC cooler and 0.25 oC warmer. Puerto Rico was between 0 and 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic, Cuba and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 1.50 oC cooler and 1.50 oC warmer. Belize was between 0.75 oC warmer to 0.75 oC cooler. Northern Bahamas was between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer.

April 2020 to March 2021

Mixed conditions prevailed in the islands of the eastern Caribbean for the Twelve-month period, April 2020 to March 2021. Trinidad, Grenada, St. Maarten and St. Croix were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer; Tobago was between 0.25 to 1.50 oC warmer; Barbados, Saint Lucia and Dominica were between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer; Martinique and St. Kitts were between 0 and 0.75 oC warmer; Guadeloupe was between 0.25 oC warmer to 0.25 oC cooler; Antigua was between 0 to 0.25 oC  cooler; St. Thomas was between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from at least 0.75 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0 to 0.25 oC warmer. Puerto Rico, Cuba, Belize and Northern Bahamas were between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 0.75 oC cooler and 1.50 oC warmer.

Mean Temperature for March 2021

Mean Temperature for the Period April 2020 to March 2021

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Mean Temperature Anomalies February 2021

February 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for February 2021. Trinidad was between 0 to 1.50 oC warmer; Tobago and St. Thomas were between 0.75 to 1.50 oC warmer; Grenada, St. Kitts and St. Maarten were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer; Barbados ranged from 0.25 oC cooler to 1.50 oC warmer; Saint Lucia and Dominica were between 0.25 oC cooler and 0.75 oC warmer; Martinique was between 0 and 0.75 oC warmer; Guadeloupe was between 0 and 0.75 oC cooler; Antigua was between 0.25 cooler to 0.25 oC warmer; St. Croix was between 0.25 to 1.50 oC warmer. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from 1.50 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0.25 oC and 0.75 oC warmer and Curacao between 0 to 0.25 oC cooler. Puerto Rico, Cuba and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 to 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic was between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 0.75 oC cooler and 1.50 oC warmer. Belize was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Northern Bahamas was between 0.75 to 2.50 oC warmer.

December 2020 to February 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for the period December to February 2021. Trinidad was predominantly between 0.25 and 0.75 oC  warmer with the northeastern tip ranging up to and 1.50 oC warmer; Tobago and St. Thomas were between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer; Grenada and St. Maarten  were between 0.25 and 0.75 to oC warmer; Barbados was between 0.75 cooler in the extreme southeast to 1.50 oC warmer; Saint Lucia was between 0.75 oC cooler to 0.25 oC warmer; Martinique was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer south to north; Dominica was between 0.75 oC warmer to 0.75 oC cooler; Guadeloupe and Antigua were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC cooler; St. Kitts were and St. Croix were between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.25 oC warmer. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from at least 1.50 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0 and 0.25 oC warmer and Curacao was between 0.25 cooler to 0.25 oC warmer. Puerto Rico was between 0 and 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic, Cuba and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 0.75 oC cooler and 1.50 oC warmer. Belize was between 0.75 oC warmer to 0.25 oC cooler south to north. Northern Bahamas was between 1.50 oC warmer to 0.25 oC cooler.

September 2020 to February 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for the period September 2020 to February 2021. Trinidad, Grenada, St. Maarten and St. Thomas were between 0.25 to 0.75 oC warmer; Tobago was between 1.50 and 0.25 oC warmer; Barbados was between 0.75 oC cooler to  0.75 oC warmer; Saint Lucia was between 0.25 oC warmer to 0.75 oC cooler; Martinique was between 0 to 0.75 oC warmer; Dominica was between 0.75 oC warmer to 0.25 oC cooler; Guadeloupe and Antigua were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC cooler; St. Kitts was between 0.25 oC cooler and 0.25 oC warmer; and St. Croix was between 0 to 0.25 oC warmer. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from 0.75 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0.25 oC cooler and 0.25 oC warmer and Curacao was between 0 and 0.25 oC warmer. Puerto Rico was between 0 and 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic, Cuba and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 1.50 oC cooler and 1.50 oC warmer. Belize was between 0 and 0.75 oC warmer. Northern Bahamas was between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer.

March 2020 to February 2021

Mixed conditions prevailed in the islands of the eastern Caribbean for the Twelve-month period, March 2020 to February 2021. Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, St. Maarten and St. Croix were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer; Barbados and Saint Lucia were between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer; Martinique, Dominica and St. Kitts were between 0 and 0.75 oC warmer; Guadeloupe was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.25 oC warmer; Antigua was between 0 and 0.25 oC cooler; St. Thomas was between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer. The Guianas were predominantly between 0.25 to 0.75 oC warmer with at least 0.25 oC cooler conditions in southwestern Guyana and northeastern Suriname. Puerto Rico, Cuba, Belize and Northern Bahamas were between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 0.75 oC cooler and 1.50 oC warmer.

Mean Temperature for February 2021

Mean Temperature for the Period March 2020 to February 2021

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SPI Monitor February 2021

February 2021

Mixed conditions prevailed throughout the islands of the eastern Caribbean during the month of February. Trinidad, Barbados, Saint Lucia and Martinique moderately wet to normal; Tobago and Dominica normal to very wet; Grenada slightly wet to normal; St Vincent, St Maarten, Anguilla and St Thomas normal; Guadeloupe extremely wet in the west to moderately dry in the east; Antigua slight to moderately dry; St Kitts slightly dry and St Croix slightly dry to normal. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from very wet in the vicinity of the southern border of Guyana/Suriname to moderately dry in northeastern Guyana and northern French Guiana. Curacao moderately wet and Aruba normal. Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in western areas to slightly wet in the northeast. Hispaniola ranged from severely dry to slightly wet. Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in southern areas to very wet in the west and to moderately wet in the east. Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba was predominantly normal ranging to slightly dry in the extreme east and to moderately wet in the southeast. Northern Bahamas ranged from normal to slightly dry and Belize ranged from severely dry in the west to normal in eastern and northeastern areas.

December 2020 to February 2021

Conditions in the eastern Caribbean were predominantly normal to below normal during the three month period. Trinidad, Saint Lucia, Dominica and Guadeloupe normal to moderately dry; Tobago severely dry to normal; Grenada and Anguilla normal; Barbados slight to moderately wet; St Vincent extreme to moderately dry; Martinique normal to extremely dry; Antigua moderate to severely dry; St Kitts slight to moderately dry; St Maarten moderately dry to normal; St Croix slightly dry and St Thomas moderately dry. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from normal in northeastern Guyana, northern Suriname and French Guiana to exceptionally wet in southeastern Suriname. Aruba and Curacao were normal. Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in the extreme southwest to normal in the east. Hispaniola ranged from normal to extremely dry. Jamaica ranged from extremely dry in the south to moderately wet in the north. Grand Cayman ranged from moderate to slightly dry west to east. Cuba was predominantly moderately dry ranging from slightly dry in the extreme west to slightly wet in the southeast. Northern Bahamas ranged from normal to moderately dry and Belize was moderately dry in the south to extremely wet in the north.

September 2020 to February 2021

During the six month period, mixed conditions were seen throughout the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad was moderately wet to moderately dry; Tobago , Grenada, St Kitts slightly dry to normal; Barbados very to slightly wet; St Vincent and St Croix moderate to slightly dry; Saint Lucia normal to slightly wet; Martinique moderately wet to severely dry; Dominica normal to extremely wet; Guadeloupe normal to moderately wet; Antigua, St Maarten, Anguilla and St Thomas normal. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from normal in the northern Suriname/French Guiana border   to exceptionally wet in the vicinity of the south central border of Suriname/ French Guiana. Aruba was normal and Curacao slightly wet to normal. Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in the southwest to normal in the east. Hispaniola was predominantly normal ranging to moderately wet in northwestern Haiti and to severely dry in the extreme southwestern Dominican Republic.  Jamaica ranged from slightly dry in the west to extremely wet in the south and normal in the northeast. Grand Cayman was slightly wet. Cuba ranged from slightly wet in the southeast to very wet in northern areas. Northern Bahamas ranged from exceptionally wet to normal and Belize ranged from normal in the south to slightly dry in the west and exceptionally wet in the north.

March 2020 to February 2021

The eastern Caribbean was predominantly normal to below normal during the twelve month period. Trinidad normal to moderately dry from the southwest to the northeast; Tobago and St Croix slightly dry; Grenada and St Kitts slight to moderately dry; Barbados normal to slightly wet west to east; St Vincent severe to moderately dry; Saint Lucia and Dominica normal to severely dry; Martinique normal to extremely dry; Guadeloupe, Antigua, Anguilla and St Thomas normal; St Maarten slightly dry to normal. In The Guianas, conditions ranged from normal in northern areas and in the extreme southeast of French Guiana to exceptionally wet in northeast French Guiana. Aruba normal and Curacao slightly wet to normal. Puerto Rico was normal. Hispaniola ranged from extremely dry in the extreme southwest of the Dominican Republic to normal in western areas and the extreme east. Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in the west to moderately wet in the northwest and southeast. Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba ranged from very wet in the west to normal in the east. Northern Bahamas ranged from exceptionally wet to normal and Belize was normal in the south, severely dry in the west and exceptionally wet in the north.

March 2019 to February 2021

Over the two year period conditions in the eastern Caribbean were predominantly normal to below normal. Trinidad ranged from predominantly severely dry to moderately dry in the extreme south, southwest and northeastern areas; Tobago and St Kitts normal to moderately dry;  Grenada , St Maarten and St Thomas normal to slightly dry; Barbados moderate to slightly dry south to north; St Vincent extreme to severely dry; Saint Lucia severe to exceptionally dry south to north; Martinique extreme to slightly dry; Dominica severely dry to normal south to north; Guadeloupe normal in the west to extremely dry in the east; Antigua normal; Anguilla normal to slightly wet and St. Croix moderately dry. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from very wet in northern portions of Guyana and northeast French Guiana to moderately dry on the northern border of Suriname/French Guiana and northeastern French Guiana. Aruba was normal to slightly dry and Curacao normal. Puerto Rico ranged from severely dry in the extreme southwest to normal in the east. Hispaniola ranged from slight to exceptionally dry. Jamaica was normal. Grand Cayman was moderate to slightly dry. Cuba ranged from very wet in the northwest to exceptionally dry in eastern areas. Northern Bahamas ranged from exceptionally wet to extremely dry. Belize ranged from normal in central areas to exceptionally dry in the west and moderately dry in the north.

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Mean Temperature Anomalies January 2021

January 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for January 2021. Trinidad and Tobago were between 0.75 to 1.50 oC warmer; Grenada was between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer; Barbados ranged from 0 to 1.50 oC warmer; Saint Lucia was between 0 and 0.75 oC warmer; Martinique, St. Maarten and St. Thomas were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer; Dominica ranged from 0.75 oC warmer in the south to 0.25 oC cooler in the north; Guadeloupe was between 0 and 0.75 oC cooler; Antigua was between 0.25 to 0.75 oC cooler; St. Kitts was between 0.25 cooler to 0.25 oC warmer south to north; St. Croix was between 0 to 0.25 oC cooler. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from 0.75 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0.25 oC and 0.75 oC warmer and Curacao between 0 to 0.25 oC cooler. Puerto Rico was predominantly between 0.25 oC and 0.75 oC warmer with the western tip being between 0.75 and 1.50oC warmer. Dominican Republic was between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Belize were between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer. Cuba and Northern Bahamas were between 0.25 to 1.50 oC warmer.

November 2020 to January 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for the period November to January 2021. Trinidad was between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer; Tobago was between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer; Grenada, St. Maarten and St. Thomas were between 0.25 and 0.75 to oC warmer; Barbados was between 0.25 cooler to 1.50 oC warmer; Saint Lucia and St. Kitts were between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.25 warmer; Martinique was between 0 to 0.75 oC warmer south to north; Dominica was between 0.75 oC warmer to 0.25 cooler; Guadeloupe was between 0 and 0.75 oC cooler; Antigua was between 0.25 and 0.75 oC cooler; and St. Croix was between 0 to 0.25 oC cooler. In the Guianas, conditions ranged from at least 0.75 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer. Aruba was between 0 and 0.25 oC warmer and Curacao was between 0.25 cooler to 0.25 oC warmer. Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer. Cuba and Belize were between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer. Northern Bahamas was between 0.25 and 2.50 oC warmer.

August 2020 to January 2021

Mixed temperature anomalies prevailed in the eastern Caribbean for the period August 2020 to January 2021. Trinidad and Tobago were between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer; Grenada, Martinique, St. Maarten and St. Thomas were between 0.25 to 0.75 oC warmer; Barbados was between 0.25 oC cooler to 1.50 oC warmer; Saint Lucia and Dominica were between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.75 oC warmer; Guadeloupe was between 0 and 0.75 oC cooler; Antigua was between 0.25 and 0.75 oC cooler; St. Kitts was between 0.25 oC cooler and 0.25 oC warmer; and St. Croix 0 to 0.25 oC warmer. Conditions ranged from at least 0.75 oC cooler in northeast Suriname up to 0.75 oC warmer in much of the Guianas.  Aruba and Curacao were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Puerto Rico was predominantly between 0.25 oC and 0.75 oC warmer with the western tip being between 0.75 and 1.50oC warmer. Cuba and Belize were between 0.25 and 1.50 oC warmer. Dominican Republic and Grand Cayman were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica was between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer. Northern Bahamas was between 0.75 and 2.50 oC warmer

February 2020 to January 2021

The islands of the eastern Caribbean were warmer than the 1981 – 2010 average, except for Guadeloupe which was between 0.25 oC cooler to 0.25 oC warmer and Antigua which was between 0 to 0.25 oC cooler. Trinidad, Tobago and St. Thomas were between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer; Grenada, St. Maarten and St. Croix were between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer; Barbados was between 0 to 1.50 oC warmer; Saint Lucia, Dominica and St. Kitts were between 0 and 0.75 oC warmer; Martinique was between 0.25 to 1.50 oC warmer. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from 0.25 oC cooler to 1.50 oC warmer. Aruba and Curacao were between 0.25 to 0.75 oC warmer. Puerto Rico was between 1.50 and 0.25 oC warmer from west to east. Dominican Republic was between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer.  Cuba was predominantly between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer with the eastern tip being between 0.25 and 0.75 oC warmer. Jamaica and Grand Cayman were between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer. Belize was predominantly between 0.75 and 1.50 oC warmer, with conditions ranging from 0.25 oC warmer in the southwest up to 1.50 oC elsewhere. Northern Bahamas was between 0.75 and 2.50 oC warmer.

Mean Temperature for January 2021

Mean Temperature for the Period February 2020 to January 2021

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