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

Saharan Air Layer (SAL)

Wind Shear

Surface Winds

Wave Height

Global SST Anomaly

Global SST's

48hrs Tropical Cyclone Probability

Water Vapor

Infrared Satellite

Visible Satellite

Satellite Imagery-Puerto Rico

Surface Analysis

Tropical Atlantic



Updated: 7:12 PM GMT on April 21, 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...

Emancipation Day

By: nigel20, 5:31 PM GMT on August 01, 2013

Happy Emancipation day to all in the British West Indies and Canada. This is a tribute to those who fought for our freedom.


On midnight of July 31, 1838 it was reported with great pride that many slaves journeyed to the hilltops to greet the sunrise of Friday, August 1, 1838 that symbolized a new beginning in their lives. When morning broke, large congregations joined in thanksgiving services held in several ch...

Preliminary rainfall summary for the month of May (Jamaica)

By: nigel20, 9:24 PM GMT on July 17, 2013

Preliminary rainfall data for the month of May showed that:

May 2013 compared to May 2012 indicates that the island mean was 66mm more than that recorded
in 2012. The cumulative island rainfall to the end of May was 359 mm, representing 59%
of the normal rainfall expected to date.

The above info was sourced from the Met Service of Jamaica.

You can read more here: Preliminary rainfall summary for the month of May

Updated: 9:24 PM GMT on July 17, 2013

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

Personal Weather Stations

Elevation: 731 ft
Temperature: 75.0 °F
Dew Point: 72.0 °F
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 2.0 mph from the NE
Wind Gust: -
Updated: 8:30 PM EST on April 16, 2014

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