2017 most likely to have an above-normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Meteorological Service Division wishes to endorse the forecast of the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as its official seasonal outlook for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This indicates that this year could see above-normal activity during the hurricane season. Most of this activity is predicted to occur during the peak months of the hurricane season: August, September and October. Continue Reading →

New communication products for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Meteorological Service Division is pleased to announce its partnership with Trend Media for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1 to November 30).

Trend Media is the largest digital media house in the Caribbean, operating across 23 markets in the Caribbean and is responsible for the Caribbean’s number 1 News App, Loop.

This partnership will allow the Meteorological Service to use Trend’s reach to connect with the over 2.2 million subscribers on the Digicel telecommunication network for the delivery of real time weather warnings via Short Message Service (SMS) and daily weather updates on Loop Jamaica. The weather warnings will include: Severe Weather Alert, Thunderstorm Warning, Flash Flood Watch, Flash Flood Warning, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning. Continue Reading →