Local and overseas weather forecasters are trying to explain why they seemingly got their projections wrong on when Hurricane Matthew would impact Jamaica.
A severe weather alert was first issued for the island last Wednesday.
Acting Head of the Weather Branch Ronald Moody says the speed at which Mathew was moving created difficulties.
And, Hurricane Specialist at the National Hurricane Centre Dave Roberts says forecasters have been consistent in some regard.
However he admitted predictions as to the intensity of the system was incorrect.