The persistent heat being experienced across the country, will continue over the next three to six months.

That’s the word from Senior Meteorological Technician at the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, Peter Fearon.

He was speaking at the 2023 gathering of the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum, CariCOF, on Wednesday.

Representative from the Barbados based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, CIMH, Dr. Theodore Allen, further explained why these hot conditions will persist.

Dr. Theodore Allen of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology.

During an El Niño, warm water is pushed towards the west coast of the Americas causing areas in northern US and Canada to become drier and warmer.

He says given the increase in sea surface temperatures, there is a potential increase in hurricane activity and flood potential in the northern parts of the Caribbean.