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*Please note that from the December 2012 issue, information on any potential hot-spots or areas of concern will be added at the end of the discussion*
Conditions in the eastern Caribbean were predominantly normal to above normal. Trinidad, St. Lucia and Dominica were moderately wet; Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Kitts, Anguilla and Guyana normal; Antigua abnormally wet; and St. Croix very wet. Puerto Rico was extremely to exceptionally wet, while conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from normal in the west to moderately wet in the east. Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in the west to normal in the east. Western and Central Cuba were normal while the east was abnormal to moderately dry. Cayman Islands was normal, while Belize ranged from normal in the south to moderately wet in the north.
April 2013 to June 2013
The eastern Caribbean and Guyana were normal to above normal for the three month period. Trinidad, St. Lucia and Antigua were very wet; Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent and Anguilla moderately dry; Barbados extremely wet; Dominica exceptionally wet; St. Kitts normal; St. Croix abnormally wet; and Guyana ranging from moderately wet in the northwest to normal in the east. Puerto Rico was very to extremely wet, while conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from severely dry in the southwest to extremely wet in the east. Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Cuba were predominantly normal. Belize was normal in the south and abnormally wet in the north.
January 2013 to June 2013
For the six month period, the eastern Caribbean and Guyana were normal to above normal. Trinidad was moderate to very wet; Tobago, Grenada and St. Lucia abnormally wet; Barbados and St. Vincent moderately wet; Dominica extremely wet; Antigua very wet; and Anguilla, St. Croix and Guyana normal. Puerto Rico was very to extremely wet, while conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from extremely dry in the south west to extremely wet in the east. Jamaica was abnormally dry in the west and normal in the east, while Cayman Islands was normal. Western Cuba was generally abnormal to moderately dry while the east was normal to severely dry. Apart from western portions that were abnormally wet, Belize was normal.
July 2012 to June 2013
Apart from St. Lucia that was abnormally wet and Grenada and St.Croix that were moderately dry, the eastern Caribbean was predominantly normal. Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, St. Vincent, Dominica, Antigua, St. Kitts, and Anguilla were normal. Guyana was abnormally wet in the north and normal elsewhere. Puerto Rico was moderately dry. Conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from normal in the west to extremely wet in the east, while those in Jamaica ranged from moderately dry in the west to abnormally wet in the east. Cuba was abnormal to moderately dry. Cayman Islands was severely dry while Belize was moderately dry.