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Today’s Weather: Mon 21st

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Temperature: 28°C/83°F
Humidity: 72%
Winds: East-northeast at 9 to 17mph with lighter spells overnight.
Seas: 1.2 to 1.8 metres or 4 to 6 feet.
Sunset: Today 5:46 pm
Sunrise: Tomorrow 6:06 am
Today’s Forecast (7 am): Weather today: Partly sunny skies in general with a 40 percent or moderate chance of showers. Weather tonight: Fair to partly cloudy skies tonight with a 40 percent or moderate chance of late night and early morning showers…Full Details

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News

CCRIF Welcomes Guatemala to the Facility

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 16, 2019 — CCRIF SPC is pleased to welcome the Government of Guatemala to the Facility as its third Central American member. Guatemala has purchased parametric insurance cover for excess rainfall for the 2019/20 policy year. CCRIF’s membership now stands at 22 countries – 19 from the Caribbean and 3 from Central America.

CCRIF, established in 2007, provides parametric insurance coverage for tropical cyclones, earthquakes and excess rainfall to limit the financial impact of these catastrophes by quickly providing financial liquidity when a policy is triggered. The Facility was originally established for Caribbean governments, but in 2015, CCRIF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Council of Ministers of Finance of Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (COSEFIN) to enable Central American countries to join the Facility. Nicaragua was the first Central American country to join and has been a member of CCRIF since 2015. In its first year, the Government received two payouts totalling…read more

Climate Center

CariCOF Caribbean Climate Outlooks: October 2019 to December 2019

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The October to December period typically marks the transition between wet and dry seasons, during which many very wet spells occur, as well as, up to 1 or 2 extremely wet spells. Those spells are expected to raise the concern for long-term flooding and flash floods, respectively. In the coastal Guianas specifically, those concerns will arise when their dry season ends in mid- to late-November. Uncomfortable heat is still expected at…read more

CDPMN Caribbean Drought Bulletin – October 2019

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Mixed conditions were seen throughout the islands of the eastern Caribbean in August. Trinidad ranged from normal to exceptionally dry from northwest to southeast; Tobago normal to severely dry; Grenada moderately dry; Barbados slight to extremely dry; St. Vincent, St Lucia and Martinique normal to slightly dry; Dominica, St. Kitts, St Maarten and Anguilla normal to moderately wet; Guadeloupe moderately wet to moderately dry from west to east; Antigua and St Thomas moderately wet; St. Croix was extreme to exceptionally…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?