Looking Back: November 2022 to January 2023

  • A long-lasting La Niña event is coming to an end. Characteristic of La Niña at this time of the year was that Cuba and Jamaica received less than the usual amount of rainfall, whereas the Guianas recorded far higher rainfall totals during their secondary wet season.
  • The period marked the transition into the Caribbean cool season.
  • Curaçao, parts of the coastal Guianas, most of the Leeward Islands, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent were cooler than usual, while the Northwestern Bahamas and northern Belize 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.