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There was a distinction between the northern and southern portions of the eastern chain. In the south, Trinidad, Tobago and Grenada were moderately dry. Further north Barbados was normal; St. Vincent and St. Lucia moderately wet; St. Croix very wet; Dominica, St. Kitts and Anguilla extremely wet; and Antigua exceptionally wet. Apart from the eastern portion of the country that was abnormally dry, Guyana was predominantly normal. Puerto Rico was exceptionally wet whilst the Dominican Republic was predominantly normal, apart from the eastern portion that was abnormal to moderately wet. Further west, Jamaica was moderately wet in the west and abnormally wet in the east; Cayman Islands and Belize normal.
June 2011 to August 2011
There was again the distinction between the north and south of the eastern chain during this three month period. Trinidad was abnormally to moderately dry; Tobago and Grenada abnormally dry; and Barbados normal. St. Vincent was moderately wet; St. Lucia very wet; Dominica and St. Kitts extremely wet; and Antigua and St. Croix exceptionally wet. Conditions in Guyana range from normal to exceptionally dry. Puerto Rico was exceptionally wet whilst conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from abnormally wet in the west to exceptionally wet in the east. Jamaica was extremely wet in the west and exceptionally wet in the east and Cayman Islands was normal. Conditions in Belize ranged from normal in the south to moderately wet in the northeast.
March 2011 to August 2011
In the eastern Caribbean, conditions in Trinidad, Tobago and Grenada were normal; Barbados, St. Kitts, Anguilla and St. Croix very wet; St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Antigua extremely wet; and Dominica exceptionally wet. Guyana was normal. Puerto Rico was extremely wet whilst the Dominican Republic was moderately wet apart from the extreme western portion that was very wet. Jamaica was moderately wet in the west and very wet in the east; Cayman Islands moderately dry and Belize normal.
September 2010 to August 2011
Trinidad abnormal to moderately wet Tobago was moderately wet; Grenada and St. Kitts very wet; Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia exceptionally wet; Dominica extremely wet; Antigua, Anguilla and St. Croix moderately wet. Guyana abnormally wet except for the northern tip that was normal. Puerto Rico was exceptionally wet whilst conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from normal to moderately wet. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from moderately wet in the west to extremely wet in the east. Cayman Islands was abnormally dry and Belize normal in the south to moderately dry in the north.