The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says that St Vincent and the Grenadines will experience cooler night time temperatures in the coming months.
In its recent report the institute said the onset of the wet season may be delayed by a few weeks in much of the Caribbean region.
“By contrast, The Bahamas, Cuba, and French Guiana might be wetter than usual, with extreme wet spells being a potential concern for flooding and flash floods,” CIMH said, blaming a “quickly fading La Niña” which is associated with cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures, for the situation.
The Barbados –Based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology said that from May to July, night-time temperatures in the Lesser Antilles will be much cooler while the maximum day time temperature being cooler than usual from Trinidad southwards.
In its latest Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) outlooks for the period May to October this year, released Tuesday, the CIMH said heat discomfort, surface wetness and large water reservoir recharge rates related to wet spells may show a slower increase than usual.
“However, dry spells and episodes of Saharan dust incursion may be frequent in Belize and the islands,” it added.
CIMH said it continues to “see no drought concern developing throughout most of the region” with a drought watch however being issued for Antigua, north Bahamas, south east Belize, western Cuba, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, St Maarten, St Kitts, central Suriname, Tobago, Virgin Islands.
No drought watch has been issued for St Vincent and the Grenadines.