Looking Back: February to April 2023

  • The peak of the dry season was more intense than usual in a number of locations across the Greater and Lesser Antilles, resulting in wildfire weather by February or March in many locations.
  • With the Caribbean cool season ending March, temperatures have been on the rise in April.
  • Antigua, southeast Barbados, Curaçao, Guadeloupe, southeast Jamaica, St. Kitts were cooler than usual, whereas the Northwestern Bahamas were significantly warmer than usual.

This Bulletin provides a broad overview of climate conditions up to 3 months in advance. It is based on insights drawn from CIMH’s suite of technical climate information products and epidemiological insights from CARPHA and PAHO. The information contained herein is provided with the understanding that the CARPHA, the PAHO and the CIMH make no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of said information. The Bulletin may be freely used and disseminated by the public with appropriate acknowledgement of its source but shall not be modified in content and then presented as original material.