The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says if current weather patterns continue to mirror the 2005 hurricane season, this year’s season could extend to January 2021.

Speaking with Nationwide News this morning, Director at the Met Service, Evan Thompson noted that this year is the most active hurricane season on record.

However, he says it’s still too early to tell how Jamaica will be affected by the remainder of the hurricane season.

More in this report from Wayne Walker.


Ordinarily, the hurricane season ends on November 30.

But, it seems these are extra ordinary times due to the effects of climate change.

Director of Jamaica’s Met Service, Evan Thompson, says his team will continue to monitor weather patterns to see if systems will develop after the end of the official hurrucane season.

Mr. Thompson notes that tropical waves are not expected to continue throughout the remainder of the hurricane season.

Instead, he says more frontal systems usually happen at this time.

The Met Service Director explains that at the beginning of the hurricane season, the country was experiencing drought conditions.

But, he says the weather patterns have changed.

PLAY YOUR PART IN SLOWING CLIMATE CHANGE

Meanwhile, Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, Pearnel Charles Jr. is urging Jamaicans to play their part in slowing down the effects of climate change.

Minister Charles Jr. notes that human error is to be blamed for the severe damage being caused by changing weather patterns.

Minister Charles Jr. is seeking to assure the public that his administration will work with the Met Service to analyze climate conditions that pose a threat to the country.

Pearnel Charles Jr, Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change.