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Apart from Barbados, Antigua and Anguilla that experienced abnormally wet conditions, St. Croix that was extremely wet and St. Kitts that was abnormally dry, rainfall for the month was predominantly normal in the eastern Caribbean chain. Conditions in Guyana ranged from normal in the west to extremely dry in the east. In Puerto it was extremely to exceptionally wet, whilst the Dominican Republic was abnormally to moderately wet. Rainfall in Jamaica ranged from very wet in the west to exceptionally wet in the east. Cayman Islands was abnormally dry, but Belize was normal in the south and abnormally wet in the north.
April 2011 to June 2011
For the three month period, rainfall totals were normal to above normal in the eastern Caribbean. Grenada, St. Kitts and St. Croix were normal; Tobago and Anguilla abnormally wet; St. Vincent and Antigua moderately wet; Dominica very wet; and Barbados and St. Lucia extremely wet. Rainfall in Guyana ranged from normal in the west to abnormally dry in the east. Puerto was abnormally wet whilst conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from extremely wet in the west to normal in the east. Jamaica experienced a range in rainfall from abnormally wet in the west to very wet in the east. The Cayman Islands was exceptionally dry but Belize’s rainfall was normal.
January 2011 to June 2011
As was the case with the three month totals, rainfall in the eastern Caribbean for the period January to June was normal to above normal. Grenada, Tobago and St. Lucia were very wet; Barbados, St. Vincent and Dominica extremely wet; Antigua was abnormally wet, whilst St. Kitts, Anguilla and St. Croix were normal. Rainfall in Guyana was normal in the west and moderately wet in the east. Puerto Rico was normal and conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from very wet in the west to normal in the east. In Jamaica, rainfall amounts for the period varied from normal in the west to moderately wet in the east. The Cayman Islands was extremely dry whilst Belize was abnormally dry in the south and moderately dry in the north.
July 2010 to June 2011
Rainfall for the twelve month period was generally normal to above normal across the Caribbean basin. In the eastern Caribbean Tobago, Dominica, St. Kitts and Antigua were very wet; Grenada extremely wet; Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia exceptionally wet; Anguilla moderately wet and St. Croix abnormally wet. Conditions in Guyana ranged from abnormally to moderately dry, whilst Puerto Rico was very to extremely wet. Rainfall in the Dominican Republic ranged from extremely wet in the southwest to normal in the northeast. Jamaica was very wet and Cayman Islands moderately dry. Belize ranged from normal to abnormally dry.