Climatologist explains cold temperatures in the caribbean

(ANTIGUAOBSERVER) A weather expert within the Antigua & Barbuda Meteorological Services has given an explanation behind the cold temperatures Caribbean countries have been experiencing within the past several nights.

Climatologist Dale Destin said that there is a combination of factors that has contributed to this noticeable drop in temperature.

“The overall weather conditions that we have been looking at for the past few days and, more specifically, for the past few nights are that of cloudless skies, light winds coming from the northerly direction.

We also have a situation where the atmosphere is quite dry and we’re also pretty much in the dead of the northern hemisphere winter, so all those things are combining to cause the nighttime extremely cold temperatures by Caribbean standards,” he explained in an OBSERVER media interview.

He also gave a weather forecast for the upcoming days.

“As we go past tonight [Sunday], we should be back to our normal temperatures. Then we’ll see another dip in the winds coming out of the northerly direction around Wednesday and Thursday at which time, we could see a return of the cold nights.”