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 2015-08-30
Time Taken 09:00:00
Wind Direction E by S
Wind Speed 11 Km/h
Temperature 28.2°C
Relative Humidity 86%
Weather(WX) Hazy
Rainfall: (mm) 8.5
Previous
Date Taken 2015-08-29
Time Taken 08:00:00
Wind Direction E by S
Wind Speed 11 Km/h
Temperature 28.5°C
Relative Humidity 84%
Weather(WX) Cloudy
Rainfall: (mm) 0.8
PLEASE NOTE: RAINFALL IS NOT MEASURED AT 11:00:00

RECENT

Now Available: Compiled Statements from Meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

On July 3, 2015, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations met with CIMH and other regional climate action organisations in Barbados. The following report includes statements delivered by CIMH Principal Dr. David Farrell at the meeting.

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Caribbean Climate Change Agencies

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with representatives from regional climate change agencies, including Dr. David Farrell, Principal of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) on July 3, 2015 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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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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