Grenada Broadcasting Network

18th August 2022

  

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The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is warning about “recurrent episodes of heat stress” as it noted that the drought situation is continuing.

In its latest Caribbean Climate Outlook Newsletter, the CIMH said that for the period August to October this year, “this latest Caribbean Climate Outlook Newsletter, the CIMH said that for the period August to October this year, “this period marks the peak of the Caribbean heat season, which runs from May to October and is likely to be warmer than in the past two years with several heatwaves possible in any low-lying area”

It said that the main impact would be “recurrent episodes of heat stress to vulnerable individuals, in small livestock and poultry.

CIMH said that a drought warning should be considered for northern Belize, Dominica, French Guiana, Martinique, St Barths and St Martin adding that long term drought might possibly develop in Antigua,, Barbados, southeast Belize, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts, St Lucia, Suriname, and United States Virgin Islands.

 

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