Hurricane Matthew threatens Jamaica

Hurricane Matthew – Threat to Jamaica

Hurricane Mathew

Unless you live in a cave, you can’t but have noticed the endless news items on Hurricane Matthew.

Matthew is a very powerful hurricane and is threatening Haiti and Jamaica with ultra strong winds and lashing rain.

Authorities are warning people that Matthew, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in many years, will cause  flooding and landslides.

Matthew is a category four storm might be bringing 40 inches of rainfall, that’s about 102 cm to Kingston.

Jamaica has already been hit by floodwater and high winds, causing roads in Kingston to be blocked.

Matthew and Haiti

The authorities in Haiti are warning people to stock up on food, water and other necessities as the impact of Mathew on Haiti could be worse than that of Jamaica.

Once Matthew has passed Haiti, he will be paying a visit to Cuba, lets hope everyone stays safe.

I you would like to see the full report on Hurricane Matthew, please follow this link, you will find maps and other information to help you track this storm.

Hurricane Season in Jamaica

The Hurricane season in Jamaica runs from June through November, every year, like clockwork. October is the wettest month, you can expect as much as 8 inches of rainfall with the lowest fall being in July.

So, when is the best time to visit Jamaica?

It all rather depends on the type of weather you prefer? Very hot and dry weather is around July and August, if you are a sun worshiper then this is the time for you, it is much too hot for some people.

January through the month of March is the driest time, these months record the lowest rainfall with March and April having the lowest rainfall / warm weather combination.

Check out this article entitled “Jamaica Hurricane Season – Best and Worst Times to go!”

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