October 23, 2019

CIMH warns of possible drought in most Caribbean countries

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From RJR News Online The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells have increased except in the Bahamas and Cuba during the first three months of this year.  The CIMH, in its Caribbean Climate Outlooks released Tuesday, said with an El Niño on forecast, chances of […]

CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or less, leading to short term drought in several islands, the transition between the wet and dry seasons is usually still characterised by frequent wet days and wet spells, […]

Meteorology Institute forecast normal wet season for the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Gleaner BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says, as the region transitions from the dry into the wet season, it is not forecast to be excessively wet in countries like Belize and several other Caribbean countries. CIMH, which coordinates the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum, said with […]

Heat waves to affect Caribbean during Atlantic hurricane season

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Caribbean islands, especially those in the southern region, have been urged to prepare for heat waves as they will be a feature of the 2017 rainy season.The warning was issued by Dr Simon Mason of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology in his presentation ‘Caribbean Heat […]

Link between Caribbean heat and health problems

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From Curacao Chronicle ST GEORGE’S – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says there is no mistaking the link between the increase in temperatures and health problems in the region and it’s on a mission to find data to support its case. “How many more illnesses do we see because of heat? […]

CIMH and Sutron Corporation partner to help Caribbean nations build climate resilience

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From The Dominican Bridgetown, Barbados (TDN) National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) from across the Caribbean are now better equipped and trained to monitor climate in the region, thanks to a series of training workshops co-hosted by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) and international environmental and hydrological monitoring company Sutron Corporation. The […]

Caribbean should prepare for landslides and flooding

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BRIDGETOWN – The drought conditions which have affected the region since late 2014 to early 2015 are expected to subside by the start of the 2016 Hurricane Season; but in their place the Caribbean should prepare for the risks of landslides and flash floods. This is the warning from Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology […]