This page summarizes the available historical monthly climate data from meteorological stations around the Caribbean and provides plots of meteorological variables for a calendar month for individual stations.
Purple buttons are clickable and green buttons are already selected.
VIEW in the CONTROLS panel provides filters to refine your interest. When filters are changed the Map panel shows station location and average value for a calendar month and variable (greyed out dots indicate no-data). The MONTH slider changes the calendar month displayed.
To graph climate data from one (or more stations). Click station(s) to select it (them), SELECT in the CONTROLS panel will be activated. Click on SHOW GRAPHS.
The Cariwig portal uses a web mapping platform that allows users to investigate and interact with mapped data. This help document describes the map panel operations.
Each portal map page has the same set of map panel tools. These tools allow the user to navigate the map.
This dropdown allows the user to select their preferred base mapping. The default shows Blue Marble based aerial imagery from Osgeo.org. Currently the user can also select OpenStreetMap data as base mapping.
This panel allows the user to position the map to a specific geographical location. You can select from the dropdown or interactively type the location in the search box. Only major islands are listed in this dropdown.
The icon bar allows the user to set the map navigation mode and to navigate the map
The home button takes the user back to the default regional view
This button changes the mode to “Zoom”. To zoom into the map drag a box whilst depressing the left mouse button. Release the mouse button to zoom in.
On many configurations the mouse wheel can be used to zoom the map in and out as well.
This button allows the user to pan (move) the map. Press and hold the left mouse button whilst moving the mouse in the map panel to pan the map.
zooms the map in by a fixed amount.
zooms the map out by a fixed amount.
This button moves the map view back to the previous view if available
This button moves the map to the next view if available
A Jpeg version of the current map display can be downloaded for use in reports etc.
The show legend button shows the legend for the map. To hide the legend select hide legend
The current map coordinates of the cursor are displayed in the bottom right hand corner of the map (WGS84 Longitude/Latitude)
Daily station meteorological observations have been made available by many of the National Meteorological Services (NMSs) in the Caribbean. As 30 years of data is considered adequate to describe climatic variability, this section provides summaries of the available data for stations across the region. Selecting a common 30-year period would omit some locations, so we have chosen two periods (1971-2000 and 1981-2010). Not all stations are complete for all our selected weather variables. We cannot supply the original station data we have used due to restrictions imposed by the NMSs. Users who require this data should approach the relevant NMS. Users can reproduce graphics and data produced from the summaries provided here.