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Conditions in the eastern Caribbean were mixed for the month of August. Trinidad shared very wet to extremely wet conditions. Tobago, Barbados and Grenada were normal. St. Vincent, Dominica and Anguilla were very wet, whilst Antigua and St. Kitts were extremely wet. Guyana was moderately wet to the west to normal in the east. The Dominican Republic was normal (positive normal to the west and negative normal to the east). Apart from the western portion of the island that was moderately wet, Jamaica generally experienced normal conditions. Cayman Islands was normal whilst Belize was moderately wet in the south and normal to the north.
June 2009 to August 2010
In the eastern Caribbean, Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Anguilla were very wet during this three month period. Dominica, Antigua and St. Kitts were extremely wet. In the south of the chain, Trinidad and Tobago were moderately wet, whilst Grenada was normal. Guyana was also normal. Generally the north of Dominican Republic was moderately wet whilst the remainder was very wet. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from extremely wet in the west to normal in the east. Cayman Islands was normal whilst in Belize conditions ranged from normal to extremely wet in the south.
March 2009 to August 2010
During the six month period; Tobago, St. Vincent, Dominica, Antigua and St. Kitts all experienced extremely wet conditions, whilst Trinidad was very wet in the western outskirts of the island and extremely wet elsewhere. Barbados, St. Lucia and Anguilla were moderately wet, whilst Grenada was normal. Guyana was also normal. The Dominican Republic and Cayman Islands were normal. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from extremely wet in the west to normal in the east. Central Belize was moderately wet but very wet elsewhere.
September 2009 to August 2010
Grenada experienced extremely dry conditions for the twelve month period. Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Antigua were all normal. Dominica and St. Kitts were moderately wet. Guyana, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cayman Islands were all normal. In Belize, conditions ranged from extremely wet in the north to normal in the south.