Regional Drought

By: nigel20, 10:07 PM GMT on July 19, 2014

Jamaica, as is the case for much of the region, is now experiencing drought conditions. Wildfires are burning, vegetation is drying up and water storage levels are currently approaching crisis levels. Take Jamaica, for example, a recent news report suggests that water resources in the Kingston Metropolitan are on the brink of being depleted. To be specific, the report suggests that only One month's supply of water in Corporate Area is available. Except for may be Cu...

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What makes the Caribbean vulnerable to major storms?

By: nigel20, 7:11 AM GMT on May 09, 2014

With the impending hurricane season being only three weeks away, i felt the need to write a blog on the preparedness of the Caribbean. In particular, how prepared is the Caribbean in the event of a major hurricane. The Caribbean islands are located within the hurricane belt, making Caribbean islands prone to hurricanes. Hurricanes are most frequent between June 1st and November 30th, the numbers vary annually, but are natural hazards we have to live with. Hurricanes...

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Updated: 7:16 AM GMT on May 09, 2014

The Impacts of weather and climate extremes on the Caribbean, and mitigation measures

By: nigel20, 9:36 PM GMT on December 31, 2013

Recent and past weather and climate extremes suggest that the Caribbean is lacking in many aspects. I've created this blog to highlight weather and climate extremes as well as ways to mitigate against these impacts. You're welcome to post articles or individual posts based on your opinion.

Thanks, Nigel in Jamaica.

Climate Change weather Drought Hurricane Flood

Updated: 4:41 AM GMT on April 18, 2014

Caribbean Weather Outlook

By: nigel20, 10:11 PM GMT on September 29, 2013

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Updated: 6:49 PM GMT on August 18, 2014

Happy Independence Day, Jamaica

By: nigel20, 7:39 PM GMT on August 06, 2013

Today marks the 51st anniversary of Jamaica's Independence. Jamaica was granted independence from the British on August 1st 1962. The Jamaica flag was raised on this day in 1962, this signified the birth of a new country.

Jamaica has achieved quite a bit since independence, especially in sports and culture. We've not achieve as much as we would have liked economically, but I'm sure that Jamaica will be the place to live work raise family and do business i...

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Electrical Engineering student that is interested in weather, especially tropical.

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Temperature: 71.0 °F
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Humidity: 81%
Wind: 3.0 mph from the NE
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