BRIEF SUMMARY: September 2017 to March 2018
September to November 2017: Major hurricane activity has been record high in the Caribbean during Sept. of the 2017 Hurricane Season. This led to destructive wind, extreme wet spell related flash floods and inundations in at least 10 territories. In Sept-Oct-Nov, most areas observed at least the usual, copious rainfall totals, while excessively hot ‘feels-like’ temperatures have been recorded in Haïti, Lesser Antilles and Guianas through Oct.
January to March 2018: With weak La Niña conditions unfolding, precipitation totals are forecast to be high enough to prevent drought from being a major concern in the C’bean during this relatively cool dry season, with the likely exception of south-eastern Haïti and central portions of Cuba. Through January, the wet season in the Guianas is likely to be wetter than usual, with reliable rains, but also flash flood and long-term flooding concerns…read or download complete newsletter below.