Heat waves predicted for Caribbean Islands

Heat waves predicted for Caribbean Islands

Heat waves will be a feature of the 2017 rainy season in Caribbean islands, especially those in the South.

That’s the word from Doctor Simon Mason of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).

A heat wave is  defined as a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity.

“The projection is for as much as one third of the total days for the rainy season will be warmer than normal so the advice is for people to be ready for the heat,” Mason was quoted by CMC as saying.

The CIMH official said that with the elderly being particular vulnerable, steps must be taken in advance to assist them to cope with the effects.

He pointed out that in the United States of America heatwaves kill more people than tornadoes while in 2003 heatwaves killed 30,000 in France.

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season began on Thursday, but the CIMH is predicting less rain and hotter days for islands of the South Caribbean.

Nevertheless, the organization is not projecting drought conditions for the region because the overall outlook is for above average rain for the entire rainy or hurricane season which officially ends on November 30.

 

13 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 4, 2017 at 9:20 am Reply

    Should we expect the opposite as usual?

    1. Anonymous
      June 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm Reply

      Lol. If it came from NEMO sure.

  2. Anonymous
    June 4, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply

    Should we expect a hurricane tomorrow?

  3. Lime Juice
    June 4, 2017 at 10:03 am Reply

    Heatwave kills more than tornado? No wonder the Sp. Att does sharply decreased after using it on the Pokémon game

    1. Anonymous
      June 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm Reply

      Looool

  4. Anonymous
    June 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Where is Sad but true? Haven’t heard from him/her in a while

  5. Anonymous
    June 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm Reply

    Yes a, We get a break ,thank God

  6. Anonymous
    June 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm Reply

    No one knows the mind of God….however I doubt it very much that if this is true meteorologically, that this heat wave is gonna be prolonged.

  7. Julia
    June 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm Reply

    Wht ever comes our way I pray tht we as a country be prepared for it good or bad; we must also remember we are responsible for our safety. L

  8. Julia
    June 4, 2017 at 7:03 pm Reply

    Wht ever comes our way I pray tht we as a country be prepared for it good or bad; we must also remember we are responsible for our safety. L

  9. pankaiso
    June 5, 2017 at 6:10 am Reply

    Well we a surrounded by water we shall all flock to the beaches and rivers nearby to cool off what say you guys

    1. Anonymous
      June 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm Reply

      Will you drink the sea water… doesn’t hurt to take heed

  10. RP
    June 5, 2017 at 6:07 pm Reply

    How does NEMO keep getting funded? They’re never accurate….smh

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