SPI Monitor April 2019

April 2019
Mixed conditions were experienced in the islands of the eastern Caribbean for the month of April. Trinidad ranged from severely dry in the southwest to slightly wet in the northeast; Tobago moderately wet; Grenada very to extremely wet; Barbados, Saint Lucia and Martinique normal; St. Vincent and Guadeloupe slight to moderately wet; Dominica normal to slightly wet; Antigua normal to slightly dry; St. Kitts and St. Croix slight to moderately dry; and St. Maarten severely dry. Rainfall in the Guianas was predominantly normal, but some areas in northern Guyana and French Guiana, and along the south-central Guyana/Suriname border received below normal rainfall. Aruba was normal, but Curacao normal to slightly dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from slightly dry in the northwest to very wet in the southeast, while Hispaniola ranged from moderately wet in southern Dominican Republic to moderately dry in the north and extreme east. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from slightly dry in the south to moderately wet in the west and slightly wet in the east, but Grand Cayman was moderate to very wet. Conditions in Cuba ranged from moderately wet in the south to slightly dry in the extreme west and normal to the east; but Northern Bahamas was normal. Belize ranged from extremely dry in the west to very wet in central areas.
February to April 2019

A mixture of below normal and above normal rainfall was experienced across the eastern Caribbean islands. Trinidad ranged from severely dry in the southwest to normal in the northeast; Tobago, Grenada and St. Vincent normal to slightly wet; Barbados, Guadeloupe and St. Thomas normal; Saint Lucia normal to slightly dry; Martinique and Antigua moderately dry; St. Kitts moderate to severely dry; St. Maarten exceptionally dry; and St. Croix moderate to severely dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from normal in northeastern Guyana to exceptionally dry in much of French Guiana and eastern Suriname and extremely dry in northern Guyana. Aruba was severe to extremely dry, but Curacao normal to slightly dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from severely dry in the northwest to moderately wet in the southeast, but Hispaniola was predominantly normal with parts of southern Dominican Republic being slightly wet and parts of eastern DR slight to exceptionally dry. Jamaica was predominantly normal, with the west being slight to extremely wet and the east slight to moderately wet; but Grand Cayman was slight to moderately wet. Northern Bahamas was normal. Most of Belize was normal, but much of the extreme east coast was slight to moderately dry, as well as areas in the west.
 
 
November 2018 to April 2019

The majority of the islands of the eastern Caribbean experienced normal to below normal rainfall for the six month period. Trinidad ranged from exceptionally dry in the west to moderately dry in the east; Tobago and Martinique moderate to severely dry; Grenada normal; Barbados, St. Maarten and St. Croix moderately dry; St. Vincent slightly dry; Saint Lucia normal to moderately dry; Dominica normal to slightly wet; Guadeloupe very wet in the west to normal in the east; Antigua normal to slightly dry; St. Kitts slight to moderately dry; and St. Thomas normal. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from normal in southern and eastern Guyana, western Suriname and southeastern French Guiana to exceptionally dry in northern Guyana, northeastern Suriname and much of the northern half of French Guiana. Aruba was moderately dry, but Curacao severely dry. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from exceptionally dry in the northwest to normal in the southeast, but Hispaniola ranged from normal on most of the island to exceptionally dry in the east. Jamaica ranged from very wet in the extreme west to slightly dry in the east, but Grand Cayman was normal. Northern Bahamas was normal to slightly wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from moderately dry in the south to normal in the north.
 
 
May 2018 to April 2019

Apart from Trinidad that ranged from extremely dry in the north to slightly wet in the extreme southeast, the islands of the eastern Caribbean experienced normal to below normal rainfall for the twelve month period. Tobago was extremely dry to normal from west to east; Grenada normal to slightly dry; Barbados moderate to extremely dry; St. Vincent and St. Kitts slight to moderately dry; Saint Lucia, Martinique, Antigua and St. Croix moderate to severely dry; Dominica normal to moderately dry; Guadeloupe predominantly normal but slight to moderately dry in the extreme southeast; St. Maarten severely dry; and St. Thomas normal. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from moderately wet in south west Guyana to severely dry in northern Guyana and extremely northwest French Guiana. Aruba was moderately dry, but Curacao normal. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in the northwest to normal in the southeast; but Hispaniola ranged from exceptionally dry in the southwest to moderately dry in northern Dominican Republic. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from moderately wet in the west to moderately dry in the north and east, but Grand Cayman was normal. Northern Bahamas was normal, but Belize ranged from extremely dry in the southeast to slightly dry in central areas and to normal in the south.
May 2017 to April 2019

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SPI Monitor March 2019

March 2019
Conditions were mixed in the eastern Caribbean for the month of March. Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Antigua and St. Thomas were all normal or predominantly so; Barbados normal to slightly wet; St. Vincent very to extremely wet; Martinique slight to moderately dry; Dominica moderately dry; Guadeloupe slightly dry St. Kitts moderate to severely dry; St. Maarten severely dry; and St. Croix severe to extremely dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from exceptionally dry in parts of southern Guyana and much of French Guiana to normal in northeastern Guyana. Aruba was slightly dry, but Curacao slight to moderately wet. Puerto Rico was normal to slightly dry, but Hispaniola ranged from normal in the west, south and east to very wet in north-western Dominican Republic. Jamaica was predominantly normal, with above normal rainfall in the southern and western extremities, and below normal in the norther extremities, but Grand Cayman was normal. Northern Bahamas was normal to moderately dry, while Belize was predominantly normal apart from the extreme north that was slightly dry and the extreme south that was slightly wet.
January to March 2019

For the three month period, normal to below normal rainfall was experienced in the islands of the Caribbean. Trinidad was slight to severely dry; Tobago and Antigua moderately dry; Grenada slightly dry; Barbados severe to extremely dry; St. Vincent and Guadeloupe normal to slightly dry; St. Lucia and St. Kitts moderate to severely dry; Martinique extreme to exceptionally dry; St. Maarten severely dry; St. Croix severe to extremely dry; and St. Thomas normal. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from exceptionally dry in northern Guyana and much of French Guiana to normal in northeastern and southern Guyana and western Suriname. Aruba was exceptionally dry, but Curacao moderately dry. Puerto was moderately dry to normal from northwest to southeast, but Hispaniola from slightly wet in the north to severely dry in eastern Dominican Republic and to slightly dry in southwest Haiti. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from moderately wet in the west to slightly dry in the north, but Grand Cayman very wet. Northern Bahamas was normal to moderately wet and Belize from severely dry in the east to normal to the north and south.
October 2018 to March 2019

Apart from Guadeloupe that was normal to moderately wet, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal for the six month period. Trinidad was normal to moderately dry from south to north; Tobago, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten; Barbados severe to extremely dry; St. Vincent and St. Thomas normal; Martinique severely dry; Antigua slightly dry; and St. Croix moderately dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from exceptionally dry in northern Guyana and parts of French Guiana to normal in eastern and southern Guyana and western Suriname. Aruba was normal to slightly dry and Curacao were normal. Puerto Rico ranged from extremely dry in the northwest to normal in the southeast, but Hispaniola from normal in northern Haiti to exceptionally dry in the east. In Jamaica conditions ranged from moderately wet in the west and southwest to moderately dry in the east and slightly dry in the north, but in Grand Cayman slightly dry. Northern Bahamas was predominantly normal, but Belize from moderately dry in the southeast to normal in the northwest and extreme south.
April 2018 to March 2019

Normal to below normal rainfall was experienced in the islands of eastern Caribbean for the twelve month period. Trinidad was slightly wet to extremely dry; Tobago slight to extremely dry; Grenada and St. Kitts slightly dry; Barbados severe to extremely dry; St. Vincent, Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Croix moderately dry; St. Lucia and Martinique moderate to severely dry; Dominica and Guadeloupe normal to moderately dry; and St. Thomas normal. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from moderately dry in northern Guyana, eastern Suriname and parts of French Guiana to moderately wet in southern Guyana. Aruba was slight to moderately dry, but Curacao normal. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from moderately dry in the north to normal in the south, but Hispaniola was slightly dry in northern Dominican Republic to exceptionally dry in the south and west of the island. Jamaica was predominantly normal apart from the extremities of the southwest that was slight to moderately wet and the north and east that were slight to moderately dry, while Grand Cayman was normal to slightly dry. Northern Bahamas was normal to slightly wet, but Belize from extremely dry in the southeast to normal in the south.
April 2017 to March 2019

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SPI Monitor February 2019

February 2019
Normal to below normal rainfall was experienced for the month in the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad, Barbados and Dominica were normal to moderately dry; Grenada, St. Lucia and Antigua were slight to moderately dry; Tobago normal to slightly dry; St Vincent severe to extremely dry; Martinique moderate to extremely dry; Guadeloupe, St. Kitts, St. Croix and St. Thomas normal; and St. Maarten moderately dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from exceptionally dry in central French Guiana to normal from the eastern half of Guyana across to central Suriname. Aruba and Curacao were moderately dry. Both Puerto Rico and Hispaniola were predominantly normal, apart from western Puerto Rico that was slight to moderately dry, southern Hispaniola that was slight to moderately dry and eastern Hispaniola that was slight to exceptionally dry. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from slightly dry in the north to moderately wet in the east, while Grand Cayman was slightly wet. Rainfall in Cuba was predominantly normal apart from central areas that were slight to moderately wet and the extreme northwest that was slightly dry, but northern Bahamas was slight to very wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from moderately wet in the north to moderately dry in eastern and central areas.
December 2018 to February 2019

For the three month period, normal to below normal rainfall prevailed in the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad, Barbados and St. Vincent were extreme to exceptionally dry; Tobago severe to extremely dry; Grenada slight to moderately dry; St. Lucia, St. Maarten and St. Croix moderately dry; Martinique severely dry; Dominica and Antigua moderate to severely dry; Guadeloupe normal to moderately dry; and St. Kitts slightly dry. Conditions in the Guianas ranged from exceptionally dry in northern Guyana to slightly wet around the southern Guyana/Suriname border and southeast French Guiana, with otherwise normal to extremely dry conditions in Suriname and French Guiana. Aruba and Curacao were severely dry. Normal to extremely dry conditions were experienced in Puerto Rico from southeast to northwest, and Hispaniola normal to exceptionally dry from north to south. Conditions in Jamaica ranged from moderately wet in the south to slightly dry in the extreme northeast, while Grand Cayman was moderately wet. Western Cuba was normal to moderately wet, while the east was normal to moderately dry. Northern Bahamas was slight to very wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from normal in the north to extremely dry from central to southeastern areas.
 
September 2018 to February 2019

Apart from Guadeloupe that was slightly dry to slightly wet, rainfall totals in the islands of the eastern Caribbean were normal to below normal for the six month period. Trinidad was normal to severely dry from south to north; Tobago and Dominica normal to moderately; Grenada, St. Maarten and St. Thomas slightly dry; Barbados, St. Lucia, and Antigua slight to moderately dry; St. Vincent and St. Croix moderately dry; Martinique severe to extremely dry; and St. Kitts normal to slightly dry. Though most of the Guianas had normal rainfall, portions of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana ranged from slight to extremely dry. Aruba was slightly dry, but Curacao normal. Conditions in Puerto Rico ranged from extremely dry in the west to normal in the southeast, but Hispaniola ranged from normal to exceptionally dry from north to south. Though Jamaica was predominantly normal, the extreme east and northwest was slight to moderately dry and the extreme southwest slightly wet, and Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba was normal to moderately dry, while the northern Bahamas was predominantly normal. Conditions in Belize ranged from normal in the west and south to extremely dry in the southeast.
 
March 2018 to February 2019

The twelve month period was dominated by normal to below normal rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Trinidad was normal to extremely dry; Tobago slight to exceptionally dry; Grenada slightly dry; Barbados, Martinique, Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Croix moderately dry; St. Vincent and St. Lucia moderate to severely dry; Dominica and Guadeloupe normal to severely dry; St. Kitts slight to moderately dry; and St. Thomas normal. The majority of the Guianas were normal, but with moderately dry to moderately wet conditions in Guyana, and from slightly dry at the central Suriname/French Guiana border to moderately wet in the two countries. Aruba was moderately dry, but Curacao normal. Puerto ranged from severely dry in the west to slightly dry in the east, but Hispaniola was slight to exceptionally dry from north to south. Jamaica was predominantly normal, except for the extreme west that was slightly wet, the extreme northwest and east that were slight to moderately dry. Grand Cayman was slightly dry. Cuba was normal apart from in the west that was slightly wet, and northern Bahamas was normal to slightly wet. Conditions in Belize ranged from normal in the south to extremely dry in the southeast.
March 2017 to February 2019

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