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There is a marked difference between the Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles, and the remainder of the eastern Caribbean. The remainder of the eastern Caribbean showed no signs of below normal rainfall. Trinidad and Tobago was extremely to exceptionally wet. Grenada, Barbados and Dominica were very wet, whilst St. Lucia was moderately wet and St. Vincent abnormally wet. In the Leewards, St. Kitts was normal, whilst Antigua was severely dry and Anguilla exceptionally dry. Guyana was normal. Conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from normal in the west to severely dry in the east. Jamaica was moderately dry in the west and abnormally dry in the east, whilst the Cayman Islands was extremely dry. Conditions in Belize ranged from normal in the south to extremely dry in the northeast.
November 2010 to January 2011
For the three month period, the eastern Caribbean south of Dominica showed no signs of dryness. Trinidad was extremely wet and Tobago moderately wet. St. Lucia and St. Vincent were very wet, whilst Barbados was abnormally wet and Grenada normal. Dominica and Anguilla were abnormally dry, and St. Kitts and Antigua were moderately dry. Guyana was normal. Conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from normal in the west to severely dry in the east, whilst in Jamaica the range was from moderately dry in the west to abnormally wet in the east. The Cayman Islands was extremely wet. Conditions in Belize were abnormally to moderately dry.
August 2010 to January 2011
Apart from Dominica that was abnormally dry, the eastern Caribbean was generally normal to above normal. Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia were exceptionally wet, whilst Grenada was very wet. Tobago, St. Kitts and Antigua were moderately wet and Anguilla abnormally wet. Trinidad was very to extremely wet. Guyana was abnormally to moderately wet, and the Dominican Republic normal to abnormally dry. Jamaica was severely wet and the Cayman Islands normal. Conditions in Belize generally ranged from normal to moderately dry.
February 2010 to January 2011
There were no dry areas in the Caribbean for the 12 month period. Tobago, St. Vincent and St. Kitts were exceptionally wet. Barbados and St. Lucia were extremely wet, whilst Grenada, Dominica and Antigua were moderately wet. Anguilla, Guyana and the Dominican Republic were abnormally wet. Jamaica was very wet and the Cayman Islands normal. Belize was predominantly normal to abnormally wet.