Outlooks/ Monitors

Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN)

Creating a culture of rainfall monitoring to combat the negative impacts of climate extremes and future climate change.

Precipitation Outlook

Rainfall in March-April-May in the Caribbean is likely to be above- to normal from the US Caribbean Territories westward as well as in Trinidad and Tobago. Note that rainfall is hardly predictable at present in other areas.

Numerical Weather Predictions

Numerical weather prediction tools are being used increasingly to support weather forecasts over multiple days. CIMH is providing outputs from its regional implementations of MM5V3 and WRF to National Meteorological Services in the Caribbean to support their extended forecasts. In addition, CIMH is providing territorial WRF and hydrological model outputs.

Regional Outputs: WRF | MM5
Territorial Outputs: Haiti

Please note that the MM5 Models will be unavailable until further notice.
 

Monthly Weather Summary

Part A
Climatological data for Montserrat, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St.Lucia, St.Vincent, St. Kitts, Cayman Islands.

Part B
Climatological data for Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Belize and Guyana.
Please Note that Units have changed from 1982.

Summaries are added periodically as prepared by the staff of the Regional Climate Centre (in Demonstration Phase).

Corporate Address

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
P.O. Box 130
Bridgetown
BARBADOS

Tel: 246-425-1362/3/5
Fax: 246-424-4733

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8a.m - 4p.m

Mission Statement

To assist in improving and developing the Meteorological and Hydrological Services as well as providing the awareness of the benefits of Meteorology and Hydrology for the economic well-being of the CIMH member states. This is achieved through training, research, investigations, and the provision of related specialised services and advice.

Observations

Latest:
Date Taken 2016-12-04
Time Taken 08:00:00
Wind Direction E by S
Wind Speed 9 Km/h
Temperature 27.6°C
Relative Humidity 80%
Weather(WX) Sunny
Rainfall: (mm) Nil
Previous
Date Taken 2016-12-03
Time Taken 08:00:00
Wind Direction E
Wind Speed 7 Km/h
Temperature 26.6°C
Relative Humidity 81%
Weather(WX) Cloudy
Rainfall: (mm) tr
PLEASE NOTE: RAINFALL IS NOT MEASURED AT 11:00:00

RECENT

*CIMH and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology launch international cloud-climate observing aircraft NARVAL II over Barbados
August 19, 2016

To better understand how clouds in the tropics shape the global weather conditions and respond to climate change, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany) and CIMH are conducting a series of experimental flights as part of the "Next-generation Aircraft Remote sensing for VALidation studies (NARVAL II)" over the North Atlantic Ocean to the east of Barbados.

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Barbados to Host International Meeting on New High-Resolution Weather Satellites and Their Role in Monitoring Climate Change
May 5, 2016

This week at CIMH, meteorological officers from across the Caribbean are attending a Satellite Data Training workshop to learn how to use remote sensing satellite data and imagery for weather and climate monitoring and resilience.

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Resources

Caribbean Centre for Climate and Environmental Simulations (CCCES)

The mission of the Caribbean Centre for Climate and Environmental Simulations (CCCES) is to provide climate and environmental researchers in CARICOM Member States with state-of-the-art computational resources to (i) develop solutions to challenging climate and environmental problems in the region to inform decison-making; (ii) further climate and environmental research in the region; and (iii) support risk-based early warning systems across the region.

Caribbean AgroMeteorological Initiative (CAMI)

The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) in partnership with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of ten Caribbean member States have received a grant from the European Union through the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Science and Technology (S&T) Programme for the Caribbean Agrometeorological Initiative (CAMI).

WMO-CGMS VIRTUAL LABORATORY

A key component of the Strategy for Education and Training in Satellite Meteorology adopted by the WMO Executive Council, is the WMO-CGMS Virtual Laboratory for Training and Education in Satellite Meteorology (VLab) with the network of regional Centres of Excellence for satellite training.

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