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Today’s Weather: Wed 11th

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Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
Humidity: 84%
Sea Level Pressure: 1016.7mbs or 30.02″
Winds: East at 14 – 23mph, with higher gusts in showers.
Seas: 1.8 – 2.4m or 6 – 8ft. The small craft advisory remains in effect.
Sunset: Today 5:38 pm
Sunrise: Tomorrow 6:30 am
Today’s Forecast (7 am): Partly cloudy to cloudy with a 60 percent or moderate chance of showers. Weather tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy with a 50 percent or moderate chance of showers…Full Details

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News

CDEMA Recognises UWI Seismic Research Centre Scientist

St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago W.I. – December 9th, 2019 – Dr. Joan Latchman, Seismologist at The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWISRC), has received a regional award for her contribution to disaster management in the Caribbean.

At a special ceremony during the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Maho, Sint Maarten, Dr. Latchman received the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Council Award 2019 for her contribution to “knowledge management and learning for comprehensive disaster management”. The Council bestowed the honour on the Trinidadian after forty-seven years of yeoman service to geoscience knowledge and awareness in the region. As a Caribbean woman in science, she has seen her share of obstacles and broken as many barriers in her quest to make the region a safer place. She was the first of only two women to lead The UWI-SRC in its sixty-six years of operation.

After joining The UWI-SRC as a seismic technician shortly after…read more

Climate Center

CariCOF Caribbean Climate Outlooks: December 2019 to February 2019

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Limited water availability is becoming a major concern by February due to evolving long term drought in Barbados, Belize and Cayman, and possible continued drought in other areas. Dry spells in the western half of the Caribbean, alongside evolving short term drought in the Bahamas, Cayman, and western Cuba, may limit crop productivity and increases wildfire potential. Flash flood potential from extreme…read more

CDPMN Caribbean Drought Bulletin – December 2019

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As the region enters the 2019-2020 dry season, rainfall is expected to decline, with parts of the region already suffering drought conditions in recent months feeling effects from long term drought by the end of the dry season. These would include Barbados, Belize and Cayman Islands. This is despite the eastern parts of the region likely having above normal rainfall during the first half of the season. Much of the region should monitor conditions as…read more

Know Your Shelter!

You may need to head to a shelter because of a hazard or disaster. Learn more about shelter locations, managers, capacities, etc. Do you live in St. Paul’s parish? Do you live in St. John’s parish? Do you live in St. James’ parish? Do you live in St. George’s parish? Do you live in St. Thomas’ parish?