The Caribbean Regional Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) of the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) began in Grenada yesterday with a warning to Caribbean countries to expect above normal rainfall next year during the dry season.
Meteorologist at the Grenada National Meteorological Services, Trisha Miller, told the meeting that though the region would experience conditions that are hotter than the average dry season, it would still be cooler than in the recent past.
“Recently, we all know it was very hot in the past few months, especially from August to October. The temperature was high in most places and this led to us feeling uncomfortable at times… the heat, however, would not be a concern for most places in the upcoming months,” Miller said.
“Currently La Nina conditions are being experienced but we expect that this would gradually dissipate throughout the dry season. From December to February conditions should be wet enough to partly offset the dryness and water shortages in some regions,” she added.