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.
For the period May to July 2013, there are hints of normal to above normal rainfall over the most of the Lesser Antilles, and extending further west into Hispaniola and south into northern portions of the Guianas, though with decreasing confidence. However, over the Bahamas, western parts of the Greater Antilles and southern portions of the Guianas, normal to below normal will be the predominant signal. Finally, for Belize, chances of above normal rainfall are somewhat higher in northern and inland portions than in the south and coastal 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
Summaries are added periodically as prepared by J. Pigggot, K. Carter, M. Hall, and L. Agard.
Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
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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.
Career Opportunity - CIMH
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to support disaster risk management (DRM), climatological and communication research, training and development of early-warning information systems at the Institute.
Remote Sensing/GIS Specialist
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is seeking to recruit a Remote Sensing/GIS Specialist to support hydrological, weather and climatological research, development and training activities at the Institute
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is seeking to recruit a Hydrologist to support hydrological, weather and climatological research, development and training activities at the Institute.
Career Opportunity - CDEMA
The CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is inviting applications for the post of Project Coordinator to provide day-to-day planning, coordination, implementation and supervision of all components of the project, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation System for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean Tourism Sector (RMES DRM CCA)
The CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is inviting applications for the post of Project Coordinator, Mainstreaming Climate Change in Disaster Management (CCDM) Phase II
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.
The Caribbean Agricultural Meteorology Network (CarAgMet), a network of Caribbean meteorologists and agriculturists, was launched in September 2005. One of its aims is to promote functional dialogue between regional meteorologists and agriculturalists facilitating exchange of ideas and collaboration on agrometeorology-related issues within the member states of the Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO).
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.