- Updates from the Islands -

- - Dominica - -

| home | satellite | tools | pleas for help | guide | climatology | archive

- Tropical wave
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 11:30:58 -0400
Since yesterday afternoon around 12.30 pm we have been experiencing very blustery winds and heavy rain showers.  The temperature is also around 69C.  As I write this, our two dogs are curled up beside me fast asleep.  The wind is blowing the rain at me on our deck.  It definitely is not summer Caribbean weather.  Having said that, the forecast is meant to be stable until the end of the month!!

We will watch this space.



Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Hurricane Elsa
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2021 11:34:35 -0400
Yesterday!  Dominica was very lucky!  Here in the valley there was very little weather to be honest!  The wind was gusty and the rain sporadic.  We had one branch fall across our driveway, luckily no damage at all.

I have to say where we live is in a valley. We are encircled by the cliffs of the layou river and the mountains around us and we are on a plateau so very sheltered.

Everyone was sent home from work around 9.30 am.  This did cause heavy traffic and some congestion!  It is so early in the season I guess no one was really geared up for decision making!  Hopefully, this will be a lesson learned and the right decision made with plenty of warning in the future.!!

The birds this morning were very hungry and sat on our deck in full voice demanding their breakfast.  I gave them double of course!

I have only heard of fallen trees, no serious flooding and a piece of road that has fallen into the sea by Dubeque!

Our deepest sympathies go to the islands that have suffered badly from hurricane Elsa.  We have still to hear.  We feel particularly for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Having the volcano and now hurricane Elsa!😢  Barbados too, also St. Lucia and Martinique.

There is more bad weather coming, we have to brace ourselves.  Keep stocked up and do not let our guard down.

God bless us all.

Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Breathing a Collective Sigh of Relief...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2021 13:59:57 +0000 (UTC)
The situation in the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica has been quite fortunate, and rather providential- following the passage of minimal Hurricane Elsa to our south as a category one hurricane. To God Be the Glory! Overall conditions were not too bad across the island, and there were very few incidents to report at all. All Utilities remained fully functional at my present location on the West coast of the island and all infrastructure was left intact. 

The Blustery conditions from early Friday soon abated into the early evening, and we have certainly been counting our blessings! One appreciates that things Could have been very different,+ and much worse across the region. Especially given that Elsa was an historic and unprecedented storm gaining strength to hurricane force whilst moving at almost 30mph. One shudders even to think of what could have been especially for our neighbouring isles to the south had Elsa been going at half that speed, which is the usual Forward momentum of these tropical systems. That would have allowed the storm to strengthen even more and would have potentially been nearer the intensity of Tomas (2010).

Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the territories that may yet lie in Elsa's direct path. And of course, our hearts and intercession go out to those adversely affected by Elsa across the region- including those impacted by the heavy feeder band activity of the hurricane which produced flood damages in Grenada & Trinidad.

& To our badly affected brothers and sisters especially in Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia/ Martinique we extend our deepest empathy, care and concern at this challenging time. & Deepest condolences go out to the family of the loved one who died in St. Lucia during the passage of Hurricane Elsa. https://stluciatimes.com/pm-confirms-one-fatality-as-elsa-damage-assessment-continues/ 

Currently, the weakened 'tail' of Elsa is generating some lingering showers of Blessings in Dominica. 
Keep safe everyone & do continue to remain vigilant as this 2021 hurricane season progresses.

Blessings to All!

- Upgraded Advisory for the Nature Isle...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 15:30:03 +0000 (UTC)
 We are now under a Tropical Storm warning... which was Seriously Long overdue IMO. Still, better late than never.
Stay safe everyone. Thoughts and Prayers to SVG and St. Lucia in particular.

Blessings!

- Official Arrival...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 15:19:23 +0000 (UTC)
Elsa is definitely making her presence felt. Gusts are now near tropical storm force on the West Coast, & perhaps a bit higher in some areas I would suspect relative to elevation etc. 
Occasional rain bands with squalls have been ongoing during the last hour or so. However, impact wise- its So far so good though. Hoping that no serious damage will result from Elsa's passage.
Everyone Please stay safe while this system passes through our island chain.

God Bless our region!

- The only Sensible thing to do...Storm Watch issued.
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 13:19:32 +0000 (UTC)
Finally, just over a Couple hours ago, the Barbados Meteorological services issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica...
This was frankly speaking inevitable in my view, and Over-due to be quite Honest. Lisette and myself can now rest our case on that matter. 

Still it's unfortunate & a sort of reactive designation of an advisory for the island-since many persons have gone to work etc. Mainly due to the fact that there was no watch or warning issued up to early this morning. Hopefully, the word gets around and persons will head home early.
Stay safe everyone. & Thoughts, Prayers and Love for the islands to our South. Hoping Elsa will be a good 'girl' when All is said and done. So far conditions are overcast and the wind gusts are regular enough. More rough weather is undoubtedly headed our way. Praying & hoping for the best for everyone. We are All in this together. #Caribbean Strong!

Blessings!

- Tropical storm Elsa.
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 07:01:58 -0400
We had an interesting night.   There were some gusty winds in the night!  Sitting on the deck this morning I can feel the wind kicking up.  We have put everything in readiness, changed the tank of gas.

We notice a lot of parrots flying around at the moment.  We always worry about the birds.  I feed the birds every day.  When they get really hungry they fly right up to me chirping at me until I go get them some more food.

I am so surprised that nobody here has been told to stay home from work!!  I hope people are sensible enough to do so without being told.

Climate change is real.  Please everyone be safe



Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Evolvement...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 08:32:43 +0000 (UTC)
Sadly, Tropical storm Elsa seems to be going into RI mode (Rapid intensification) at this moment. It looks like the Hwrf model was right All along including certain runs of the Euro model which indicated that a much stronger system could affect the islands when Elsa would make landfall irrespective of its Forward speed etc. 
God be with All of our islands. This is literally the 'face' of Climate change in our part of the World, And our Meteorological departments need to Wake-UP to this reality.

Thus, It's nice to see Meteorological proactivity & due -prudence being served by the Netherlands (Dutch) Government as a Tropical storm Watch has been issued for St. Eustacius/ Saba. This is the type of precautionary logic and timely measures which are needed as a means of ultimately safeguarding populations and implementing the best public advisory approaches that will save lives in the case of any potential or evolving tropical weather hazards.

The winds continue to pick up here on the outside probably nearing 26-28mph already in gusts, and only time will tell what mid morning to midday might look like here in the Nature isle. Stay safe everyone especially those to our South.

Blessings!

- Likely an avoidable mistake...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 04:15:27 +0000 (UTC)
 The following excerpt is pretty self explanatory Re: Elsa's likely impacts in the Dominica/ Guadeloupe area  & possibly areas further beyond. Elsa is certainly not your typical Tropical storm system and its proven itself to be historic already... 

Thus this system may have been under-estimated in its potential wind impacts etc. especially to be visited soon upon the islands in its northern quadrant like Dominica. The non-issuance of at least a tropical storm watch will have proven to be fool- hardy to say the least, and meteorologically incompetent at the height.

The 11p.m. NHC Advisory states as follows:
-Recent satellite wind data indicates that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts...
 
Recent satellite wind data also indicates the tropical-storm-force winds now extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km), mainly to the north of the center. NOAA Buoy 41040, located *more than 200 miles north of the center of Elsa, recently reported a wind gust of 38 mph (61 km/h).
*(N.B. That buoy was more than 200 north of the center of Elsa- with an Expanding windfield.)
-*WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions of theWindward and *southern Leeward Islands within the warning areas on Friday. 
Therefore, it's almost a certainty that sustained tropical storm force winds will be experienced by some parts of the island (mainly in the south) if not all of Dominica in its entirety for some period of time on Friday- Saturday. We are already getting fresh to strong wind gusts already, and conditions are expected to continue deteriorating as Friday wears on. Time will surely tell. Regards & prayers for the islands to our South. One Love!
Just my personal insights here though... Please Stay safe everyone, listen to the authorities as always, and be prepared come what may.
Blessings!

- Tropical storm Elsa
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 12:29:59 -0400
Dominica should be on storm watch!  We are surprised that it is not!  Michael Colaire is too!

We had a very good night with no rain really and not rough weather which was actually a big surprise and it kept me awake as I kept expecting bad weather.  Very strange night indeed.

Today it has been extremely windy but right now we have a very beautiful sunny day.  In fact, good enough that we have washing on the line!  I am sure it will dry today.  The garden is looking awesome, very green.  Dominica is so beautiful.  We can hear the Layou river in the distance, the sound of rushing water!  Music to the ears.

Everyone who is reading this who lives in Dominica needs to take all precautions for Tropical storm Elsa.  Dominica will definitely in my humble opinion be affected.  So anyone living in vulnerable places needs to be very alert to this situation.

Please be safe everyone.

Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Declaration/ Designation Enigma...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 13:11:28 +0000 (UTC)
Its baffling annually as to why there is such perpetual ambivalence and general inertia around the issuance of advisories for the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean. Currently, Our island falls under the Meteorological responsibility of Barbados, however, apparently there seems to be a perennial reservation or reluctance to issue precautionary watches/ warnings within an early enough window as opposed to our immediate French neighbouring islands.

Case in point being the approach of T.S. Elsa. Yesterday, French authorities promptly issued a tropical storm watch for Guadeloupe which is to our North, and for Martinique which lies to our South. And yet Dominica (in the middle) has remained without even a Tropical storm watch being issued up to this morning by the relevant officials. Now, although the track  for Elsa has potentially shifted more south today, the possibility exists for track changes/ wobbles, or periphery impacts or greater which would at least warrant issuing a watch for the island of Dominica.

Delaying designation for an island, and then having issuance of watches/ warnings with only a short notice of time is not just unhelpful to the preparation of the general public -it is downright civically and meteorologically irresponsible, & somewhat reckless to say the least.

On a positively responsible & proactive note- I see that Trinidad and Tobago's Meteorological services, which has responsibility for Grenada and its dependencies has issued a tropical storm watch for Grenada given the likely adjustment of Elsa's track more southward.
Let's keep vigilant.



- Tracking Tropical Storm Elsa etc.
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 11:58:25 +0000 (UTC)
Thankfully Post 95L which is also Tropical wave (TW) 14 was pretty mild altogether here in the Nature Island of the Caribbean. 
It was a very wet disturbance, and turned out to be sort of a Combo of TW09 and TW11, which gave us a bit of a 'sprinkling' for the first half of Father's day a bit before then. Yesterday featured the typical showers and thunder showers one would expect with the passing of a tropical system with some windy conditions by the evening, but Nothing out of the ordinary. Though there was a westerly component at times to the winds in the very early evening. 

Its undeniable  that in many ways Ex 95L seems to have been a precursor to T.S. Elsa.
Of course, we are all grateful that former 95L was nothing worse. It certainly had the potential to do what Elsa (former Invest- 97L) is doing now given that its in a more favourable environment than 95L ever was- albeit at a lower latitude. It's definitely a wait and see as to the exact track that Elsa will take. Its wind field seems to be expanding somewhat so some wind impacts for the islands further north may be the greatest concern rather than rainfall hopefully. However, as always one should never fail to prepare. Every storm is different and irrespective of forecasts things can change very quickly with tropical weather systems. Category 5 Monster Hurricane Maria in 2017 taught us all an unforgettable lesson in rapid intensification right near the island chain ('the Lesser Antilles rule'). 

At this point it appears that the more southerly islands could take 'the brunt' of this system. We are All in this together... Praying and trusting God for the very best outcome, & that whatever impacts come that Lives will be spared across our region. Also, keeping a weary eye eastward... the next tropical wave after tropical storm Elsa already seems to have a defined low level center of circulation.
Keep safe Everyone & stay prepared.
Blessings!



- 95L
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 18:20:56 -0400
In the valley we have had a lot of heavy rain, wind, thunder and lightning.  We also have had no electricity most of the day, no internet either.  We have got both now.  Hence writing this report.

It is so very early in the season to have this wealther.  

We could be looking at Tropical storm/hurricane Elsa coming on Friday into Saturday.  This does not look good at all.  Please be prepared that you may have to make contingency plans.

Please everyone be very vigilant.  

We hope everyone gets a good nights sleep! 



- 95L
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 07:11:47 -0400
We have had some very heavy showers in the night and brisk winds.  This morning in the valley, the sky is grey and cloudy. The weather is looking very rough and it is early in the season!  On the heels of 95L is possible tropical storm Elsa which could be really nasty.

People living in areas that can flood and are prone to landslides.  Should be watchful and vigilant.

Hopefully everyone is stocking their cupboards and making sure they are prepared for anything.  

Our friend Michael Colaire keeps us up technically with his very substantial reports.  

Virus-free. www.avg.com

- All Eyes turned Eastward...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 05:05:11 +0000 (UTC)

All Eyes are Eastward indeed... so far the convection preceding 95L has provided some moderate showers in the Nature Isle of the Caribbean; Dominica. We'll see what the rest of Wednesday into Thursday brings for our chain of islands.

'The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is maintaining a high level of early-season activity, with two disturbances that potentially could become tropical storms'. At this rate 97L looks like it might beat 95L to being a named storm. However, given what Tropical Wave 09 did by suddenly intensifying near and over Barbados anything is still possible where intensification of systems near our island chain goes. It's a wait and see at this point. And with more favourable conditions ahead of 95L as it nears the Windwards it could suddenly start to get its act together,  God forbid.
Irrespective of its intensity and named status squally & stormy conditions are expected by tomorrow into early Thursday, and then again but more severely by late Friday with what could be T.S Elsa or Fred by then approaching the Windward islands.

'In fact, On Wednesday evening, when 95L will be nearing the Lesser Antilles Islands, sea surface temperatures will warm to 27.5 degrees Celsius (82°F), making it more likely 95L could wall off the dry air and form a strong inner core region of heavy thunderstorms resistant to the dry air. The system’s more northerly position, farther from the equator, will aid this process.' (Meteos.doc)

Smaller systems are generally more complex and it will need to be watched closely as the "Lesser Antilles rule" is likely to come into effect providing for some likely intensification as 95L slows a bit upon nearing the Lesser Antilles, which is a more moist environment with warmer sea surface temperatures. Of course as always time will tell.

On the other hand, 97L seems to be in full Tropical cyclogenesis mode and has the potential to be a strong tropical storm before nearing the islands- if not much higher in intensity. The 95L/97L tropical cyclo-development could produce a scenario similar to that of Emily (2005). A absolute worst case scenario would be the likes of a Janet (1955) or Flora (1963) or Tomas (2010) with rapid intensification possible. Hopefully climatology is still on our side thus far, but with Global warming at work All possibilities appear to be at play.
Let's All Stay safe and prepared especially in the Windward islands as these systems approach from the East & South east.


Blessings!


- 95L
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 10:19:45 -0400
Dominica is enjoying some sunny windy weather.  We are keeping our eyes on 95L.  We hope that this weather does not strengthen too much.  It is early in the season!

To be honest it is nearly July and the temperature is not as hot as it used to be.  Are we honestly heading for a new ice age?  We are feeling climate change world wide, we think.

It does look by the tracking that 95L could touch Dominica so we must be prepared and make sure we have the right stores in our cupboards.  Check the generator is working if you have one.  That you have batteries for the torches and oil for the lamps.



Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Potential Tropical Cyclogenesis for TW11?
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:12:43 +0000 (UTC)
Tropical Wave 11 certainly needs to be watched as it nears the islands. It appears that Some further development and organisation is possible although the official percentage for chances of formation have been lowered considerably from the NHC. However, that might change soon though as the system now has a distinct enough low pressure area & some vorticity etc. Time will surely tell...

From the 2p.m. Tropical Weather Outlook:
"Recent visible satellite imagery indicates a weak area of low pressure has formed along a tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the Windward Islands..."

Unfortunately, the "Lesser antilles rule may take effect which could lead to some intensification of this system to tropical depression/storm strength if the Upper Level winds turn out to be favourable enough for formation near the islands. But that's a big If -although its possible.

Let's be on guard though as previously weak and meteorologically 'dismissed' systems have formed near or over the islands - cases in point being Cindy; 1993, Debby 1994, & more recently- Rafael in 2012 & Matthew (2016).
Stay safe everyone, and let's keep an eye out down the road for the next anticipated active system as also mentioned by Isabel- Its a week away & unfortunately could be a named system when nearing the Lesser Antilles islands.

Stay safe everyone.
God Bless!

- Monday
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:16:16 -0400
A pretty good day overal!!  It rained in the night a bit and in the morning for a while.  Just about mid morning the clouds began to lift and blue skies appear like magic.

We got the washing done!!  It is dry and put away!  A good day.

Some of the island was very dry so the 3 days we had the wet weather was welcomed by some.

Our water tanks are full and clean too!  

Hopefully the week will be uneventful weatherwise!



- Sunday
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 11:23:58 -0400
This morning started with a lot of rain so much so that for the first time in a long time we had a lay in.  There is something very cozy lying in bed with the sound of the rain beating down on the tin roof!  It actually was a very nice change.

The weather so far this morning is literally very changeable!  One minute of bright sunshine, then it darkens and we are getting heavy rainfall.  Only so far one or two claps of thunder.  The tropical wave seems to be hanging over Dominica today.

We suggest everyone stays safe and we think there will be some flooding in the usual places.  Hopefully no landslides and no damage to any properties.

It is sad that we are having this weather on Father's day!  It has put a bit of a damper on things😢😱!

Happy Fathers Day to all Fathers out there.

We hope everyone here stays safe and dry.  Take care.

Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Weird day
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 15:35:59 -0400
Since early this morning we have had rain on and off plus thunder and lightning.  The whole day has felt very strange.  In between the rain we have sunshine!  Now as I am writing this there has been another heavy shower and the sun is trying to peak out behind the clouds.

It has not been windy, just very still.

It is hard to see what will happen tonight and tomorrow.

Hopefully, just showers.


Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Tropical Wave
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:43:32 -0400
Luckily for us, the weather was not too bad.  We had a lot of rain, thunder and lightning plus gusty winds.  The usual bit of flooding but nothing drastic!  We have been blessed as they say!

It looks like today will get brighter and hopefully be back to normal over the weekend!  Barbados, had quite a lot of damage from  the tropical storm!  Apparently,  flooding too.  We feel for them.  It is the first bit of weather for the hurricane season.  Not a good start to the season at all.

We need to make sure we are all prepared for the season, by having everything we need in our homes.


Virus-free. www.avg.com

- OOPS
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:08:28 -0400
A senior moment, Erika 2015!  LOL thanks!



Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Tail end of Tropical wave 09...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:50:57 +0000 (UTC)

This has been a classic Nature Island rainy day as I remember them from childhood and into adolescence complete with thunder showers and an occasional gust for good measure. Its A book/ kindle- iPad day for sure. Maybe a bit more washout conditions may follow this afternoon. So far its Let up to a drizzle... 'Back in the day' schools would have had a half day, and all the kids would have been bathing in the rain... at times even au naturel (minus the lightning of course). Ah, the Joys & innocence of those days & the carefree nature of youth when matters like climate change was a merely remote idea- a truly distant concept. Today unfortunately in the Caribbean it's quite a reality with an almost all too real perennial manifestation with the wet/ rainy- hurricane season. So our thoughts and Prayers are with those who have been adversely affected in the islands of Barbados & St. Vincent. Re: the potency of this latest tropical wave (09). It appears that the Euro model was pretty spot on. It seems that similar active and vigorous tropical weather may be in store for the islands in the next couple weeks. As Lisette mentioned we certainly cannot forget our ordeals with T.S. Erika which was actually in 2015, & One shudders even to mention the name of the Category 5- Super-Catastrophic hurricane; Maria in 2017. God forbid the likes of anything such... Nevertheless, let's All remain vigilant & prepared in our region as we head more into the heart of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season. 
 Blessings to All!

- Tropical Wave
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 06:54:47 -0400
We have woken up to wet, wet, wet.  I am sitting here on our deck!  It is 6.45 am!  It is extremely dark and very wet!  In fact the rain is just coming down straight.  The good thing for us is that it is filling up our water tanks!  We are not quite sure which direction the weather is coming from.

When it rains like this we are always worried about flooding and landslides big time!  We here in Dominica will never ever forget Erika in 2017!  It definitely is not a day for a river bath!  LOL

We hope everything and everyone stays safe today.  Also that the other islands do not have too much flooding or other damage!  Hurricane season is here!  Pouring rain right now.



Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Tropical Wave 09 bears watching still...
  • By Micheal Colaire <nichs2002 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 03:16:02 +0000 (UTC)
Greetings from the Nature Isle... hopefully, this approaching Tropical wave (#09) will not be a vigorous wave in the making. Time will tell as to the likely impacts of this latest tropical surge of moisture in the Lovely island of Dominica and elsewhere.

The saving Grace is that we get the Liquid gold now and not necessarily on Father's Day. Fingers crossed...
Trusting that this hurricane season will not turn out to be as bad as feared... Let's make no mention of 2017 please.

It might be a bit too early in the season for the 'Lesser Antilles rule' to kick in for any rapid strengthening or intensification of systems so we should be okay with this one as just a major rain maker at the worst. 
Stay safe everyone and all the best to our region this Hurricane season.
Thoughts & Prayers to All. 
& do Keep safe especially for those in our sister isles that are being hard hit by Covid etc. Love to SVG & SKN!
God Bless!

- PS
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 17:37:12 -0400
2017?  Is there any likelihood that the H season has similarities at this stage to the 2017 hurricane season??

- Dominica
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 15:33:43 -0400
I know, long time,no hear!! Sorry folks!

I know all of us worldwide are suffering with the covid pandemic and the effects it has on our world today so it is very upsetting for everyone!!

Dominica is definitely a little piece of heaven so far, we have had very few Covid cases than other countries and luckily no deaths!  The doctors and nursing staff have been phenomenal!   We have to thank them sincerely!

The weather has been very unusual for the Caribbean!  It is June!  Sitting on our deck in the morning.  I still have to wear something on my feet and a jumper!!  It seems to me that global warming is global icing??  Are we headed for another ice age??

We are watching out for this hurricane season and already keeping our fingers and toes crossed that the hurricanes do not visit us in any detrimental way.  With the lack of tourism all the islands are struggling and for any island to get hit with any bad hurricane would be devastating.

Luckily in Dominica we have a lot of land and a lot of farming, we have water too.  We are truly lucky.  

We are also lucky because we have been having quite a bit of rain!  Today is one minute hot and humid then cloudy and raining.

We have a tropical wave approaching.  We are back on track and will be reporting for this hurricane season for Dominica.  The beautiful Nature Island of the Caribbean!  One Love.

We never forget Pirates of the Caribbean being filmed in Dominica.  Here are two of my paintings of Jack Sparrow and his Girl.  Great memories.

We hope the tropical wave is gentle.

JPEG image


Back to top | home | satellite | tools | pleas for help | QHWRN | guide | climatology | archive