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 August-September-October in the Caribbean is likely to be below- to normal with the highest confidence in the ABC Islands, Barbados, Belize, Cayman, Jamaica and the Windward Islands, but hardly predictable in the Bahamas, Cuba and Turks and Caicos.

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 J. Pigggot, K. Carter, M. Hall, and L. Agard.

Contact:

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

Tel: 246-425-1362/3/5
Fax: 246-424-4733
Email: dfarrell@cimh.edu.bb

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.

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Resources

Women in Meteorology & Hydrology

The Caribbean Women in Meteorology and Hydrology (CWMH) network in proposed to introduce some of the Geneva Conference recommendations. The main focus would be exchange of information, education and support. Most important will be the emphasis on regionally education and mentoring programs among the women in the field.

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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