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Apart from Trinidad that was moderate to severely dry, rainfall in the eastern Caribbean and Guyana ranged from normal to above normal. Tobago, Grenada and St. Croix were normal; Barbados, St. Vincent and Antigua moderately wet; St. Lucia and Dominica very wet; Anguilla extremely wet; and Guyana ranged from normal to moderately wet. Puerto Rico was normal. Conditions in the Dominican Republic ranged from normal in the west to severely dry in the east; whilst Jamaica was from normal in the west to moderately dry in the east. Cayman Islands was extremely dry whilst conditions in Belize ranged from abnormally dry in the south to extremely dry in the north.
September 2011 to November 2011
Apart from Tobago and St. Croix that were abnormally dry, rainfall for the eastern Caribbean and Guyana were generally normal to above normal for the period. Trinidad, St. Lucia and Antigua were normal; Grenada and St. Vincent abnormally wet; Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts and Anguilla moderately wet; and Guyana ranged from moderately wet in the west to normal in the east. Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Cayman Islands were normal. The Dominican Republic ranged from severely dry in the northwest to abnormally dry in the east, but Belize was normal to abnormally dry.
June 2011 to November 2011
Apart from Trinidad and Tobago that were abnormally dry and moderately dry respectively, the islands of the eastern Caribbean were normal to above normal for the six month period. Grenada was normal, Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Antigua and St. Croix moderately wet; St. Kitts very wet; and Dominica and Anguilla extremely wet. Conditions in Guyana ranged from normal in the west to moderately dry in the east. Puerto Rico was exceptionally wet and Jamaica moderately to very wet. The Dominican Republic was normal in the west and abnormal to moderately wet in the east. Cayman Islands was normal whilst in Belize conditions were normal to above normal.
December 2010 to November 2011
For the twelve month period, the entire eastern Caribbean and Guyana were normal to above normal. Trinidad, Tobago and St. Croix were normal; Grenada, and Antigua moderately wet; St. Kitts very wet; Barbados, St. Lucia and Anguilla extremely wet; St. Vincent and Dominica exceptionally wet; and Guyana normal to abnormally wet. Puerto Rico was extremely wet but the Dominican Republic was normal. Jamaica was abnormally wet in the west and moderately wet in the east. Cayman Islands was severely dry whilst conditions in Belize ranged from moderately dry in the west to abnormally dry in the remainder of the country.