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.

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And, Hurricane Specialist at the National Hurricane Centre Dave Roberts says forecasters have been consistent in some regard.

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However he admitted predictions as to the intensity of the system was incorrect.

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