Looking Back: November 2023 to January 2024

Let’s revisit the last forecast period to explore actual rainfall and temperature occurrences.

Here’s what occurred in November 2023-January 2024:

  • The transition between wet season and dry season was wetter than usual in the northern & central Bahamas, northern Belize, most of Cuba and southern Jamaica.
  • Short-term drought developed in Antigua, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Kitts and Suriname.
  • The transition into and first half of the annual Cool Season in November and December to January, respectively, featured record-high seasonal temperatures in over half the countries and territories of the Caribbean.

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