News from the Caribbean:
July 22, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The second tropical depression of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season formed on Monday about 1,205 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, moving toward the west near 16 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days, according to the National Hurricane Center.
July 7, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- In a feature release last Thursday under the above headline, the World Bank stated that rising sea levels caused by global warming are forcing Caribbean countries to prepare themselves better to face severe weather events. Arthur, the first hurricane of 2014...
May 31, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- During the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is redoubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions. Collecting and sharing the data help protect the...
April 25, 2014
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, USA -- Dr William Gray and Dr Philip Klotzbach, of Colorado State University, at the National Tropical Weather Conference this month forecast a “quiet” 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, with nine named storms and three hurricanes, only one of which is expected to be "major".
February 3, 2014
It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and climate are two very different beasts: “Weather is what’s happening outside the door right now; today a snowstorm...
January 3, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has issued an updated report on the damage caused in participating states of CDEMA’s Central Sub-Region of Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica.
December 30, 2013
NEW YORK, USA -- The Caribbean Diaspora and other countries in the region have begun relief efforts to assist the Eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines to recover from widespread devastation caused by severe rains, flooding and high winds.
December 27, 2013
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The confirmed death toll following severe rains and high winds generated by an unseasonal low level trough system that impacted the Eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines over a 24-hour period...
December 26, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Severe rains and high winds generated by an unseasonal low level trough system impacted the Eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines over a 24-hour period from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.
December 26, 2013
ROSEAU, Dominica -- An unseasonal trough of low pressure brought heavy rains to the Eastern Caribbean, including Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Heavy rains and landslides have left seven dead and nine families homeless in mainland St Vincent.
November 4, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- An area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms extending from near the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic southward over the central Caribbean Sea is associated with a broad and weak area of low pressure. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
October 3, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean Sea became better organised on Wednesday and the system has the potential to develop into a tropical depression at any time during the next day or two.
September 11, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle strengthened on Tuesday afternoon as it approached Bermuda, where a tropical storm warning was in effect. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of Gabrielle was located by an Air Force Reserve...
September 10, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle regenerated south of Bermuda on Tuesday morning and a tropical storm warning has been issued for the island, with storm conditions expected to arrive by late Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center...
September 6, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical depression Gabrielle, now barely a cyclone, was expected to degenerate into a remnant low pressure area on Thursday night or Friday as the centre passes near or over the eastern Dominican Republic. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect; however, interests in Hispaniola...
September 5, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm Gabrielle was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday morning and all storm warnings have been discontinued for Puerto Rico. The government of the Dominican Republic has changed the tropical storm warning to a tropical storm watch.
September 5, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm Gabrielle formed in the Caribbean south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and is expected to bring heavy rain over portions of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 11:00 pm EDT on Wednesday...
September 4, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms continue in association with an area of low pressure centered about 100 miles west of Dominica. Upper-level winds are expected to remain favourable for development over the next few days but interaction with the land masses of the Greater Antilles could inhibit...
September 3, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters are currently keeping an eye on three tropical systems ranging from the Yucatan peninsula in the west to the coast of Africa in the east. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, an elongated area of low pressure is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms...
September 2, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- A well-defined low pressure system is located about 100 miles east of the central Lesser Antilles and satellite imagery indicates that the associated thunderstorm activity has increased and is showing signs of organisation. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
August 31, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- While the shower activity associated with a tropical wave located about 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is limited and disorganized, forecasters say the system still has a low chance (10 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
August 30, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters are currently watching two weather systems in the tropical Atlantic; one a tropical wave located less than 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, and the other a broad area of low pressure that is about to move off the west coast of Africa. Although the shower activity associated with the...
August 19, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- After a brief resurgence as a tropical storm over the weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, satellite images indicate that tropical depression Erin has now degenerated into a remnant low, moving toward the west near 8 mph, with a west to slightly south of west motion...
August 17, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Erin, located about 625 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, was downgraded to a tropical depression on Friday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Erin was moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph and this general motion is expected to continue with a gradual...
August 16, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Erin formed in the eastern Atlantic on Thursday morning as the system moved away from the Cape Verde Islands. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday, the centre of Erin was located about 245 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde...
August 15, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Two tropical disturbances currently being tracked by forecasters now have a greater chance of becoming cyclones. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, a broad area of low pressure in the northwestern Caribbean Sea is moving toward the west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
August 14, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Cloudiness and showers associated with a tropical wave currently extend from Central America northeastward to near Jamaica. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, upper-level winds are expected to become more favourable for development over the next couple of days.