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- TD Two
  • From: Jacqueline Dowden <jacquiedowden at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:58:08 -0400

Hogan beat me to it......  hopefully this Tropical Depression will follow the path of most models and ignore our shores but that said it will pass over or close to our Caribbean Islands so be ready people and be forewarned and prepare.


Stay safe all...



Jacquie x

- The first TD is in the Atlantic.
  • From: Christopher Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:44:42 +0100
Hi all,

I have just seen that the first mid ATlantic Tropical depression. It is at about 1000 miles out in the ATlantic and at our (Grenada) latitude. It's current path is predicted to pass in the Guadeloupe area early Thursday.

Now maybe a good time to start stocking up on those hurricane supplies if you haven't already!

Be back with you soon.

Hogan of Grenada.

- 32C (89F) in UK and 26C(78F) in GND yesterday!
  • From: Christopher Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:01:23 +0100
Really hot day here in the UK yesterday with some places reaching 32C , 6 degs C warmer than Grenada!. I hear Grenada had lots of rain and dull weather.

The Atlantic is still looking fairly quiet (at the moment). The ITCZ is very close to Trinidad. This could bring you frequent showers.

We will be back with you soon. Hope you are all enjoying yourselves.

All the best

Hogan of Grenada

- Wave on its way.....
  • From: "Jacqueline Dowden" <jacquie at spiceisle.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:14:09 -0400

Good morning all


We have that solid light grey sky this morning, no blue patches anywhere I can see and rain, rain.....  The thunder rolled about 5 minutes ago but we do have some consolation, it is slightly cooler and the earth still needs rain as does the lake in Gran Etang and all those people who rely on rain water for their homes....  today is the day!!!!!


Would you believe, someone has a bonfire across the valley from me by the cemetery ...... J


Stay safe people


Jacquie x

- The day the rains came down
  • From: "Jacqueline Dowden" <jacquie at spiceisle.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:01:48 -0400

Hi Chris....... good to ‘see’ you.


Yes, we had plenty rain yesterday, on and off all day and pretty heavy with strong gusty wind.  We also had quite a bit of very loud long thunder so not very pleasant all round but on the plus side everywhere is looking sooooo much better, greener and more alive.  The wave has passed us now but the sky is still very cloudy and we have had rain this morning....... hoping it will clear in a few hours because I have to venture to town.


Stay safe everyone


Jacquie x

- View from afar
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:16:51 +0100
Hi all,

I see that you had quite a bit of rain yesterday. Still I hear that everything has greened up now. Everything looks OK in the Atlantic, at the moment. Let's hope it stays that way.

Here in the UK it is overcast and miserable (South London), more rain expected today before hopefully it will brighten up. We are off to Hampton Court flower show, if weather improves.

Be back there with you soon.

All the best.

Hogan of Grenada

- First named Storm
  • From: "Jacqueline Dowden" <jacquie at spiceisle.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:26:46 -0400

So we have the first named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Arthur.  He is up by Florida..... phew!  Hope it just gives some rain to Florida and nothing more  - take care all.


Here in Grenada we have been having quite a bit of rain over the last few days and the farmers are grateful as will NAWASA (water company)be, I expect.  Today is cloudy but not raining, a pleasant breeze blowing and some blue sky..... should get out in the garden but need to find my welly boots first.  It’s surprising how quickly the green comes back with just a little rain, it is all looking so much more alive than it was, it’s even showing signs of life where we had a big bush fire not that many weeks ago.


Here’s hoping for a mild season to come but always expecting the surprise which may come .... take care all.


Jacquie x

- Was that it then??
  • From: Jacqueline Dowden <jacquiedowden at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:04:37 -0400

Well I see the wave has passed us...... that bit of rain I talked about earlier, it stopped!  Very soon after I reported it as a drizzle so sorry St. Thomas there is none to spare.....


I doubt there is an Island that is not suffering from a water shortage, Gran Etang Lake is very, very low, we still have large cracks in the ground and I think this has been the driest I have seen it in 13 years.  Our lovely green Island has been (still mostly is) very brown but just the odd drizzle of rain seems to be helping....... blades of grass peaking through now.  Our local farmers seem to be delaying planting this year which is very sensible with the lack of water.


Hoping for another shower tonight and if possible I will send some your way St. Thomas (if lasts more than a few minutes...lol)


Take care


Jacquie x



- Wave on it's way....
  • From: Jacqueline Dowden <jacquiedowden at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:18:16 -0400

Well, certainly feeling the approaching Tropical Wave, the wind has been picking up all morning and is now more constant up here in Mt. Moritz.  We have had steady rain for a while and looks quite set in.... this is of course good news as our water reserves are very low on the Island and the gardens in desperate need of the water.   The heavy rain has eased now to a drizzle but the sky is almost total cloud cover except for a bit of blue towards the north.


Take care all..



- A Storm?
  • From: Jacqueline Dowden <jacquiedowden at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:21:55 -0400

Good Evening


Woo Hoo...... thunder and lightning.... it’s 10.18 pm and suddenly we had thunder and lightning and heavy rain..... think the rain has stopped now or maybe just very light, anyway I can’t hear it on the roof.... hope Sally didn’t bother chasing round the house unplugging.....





- Bit more rain.....
  • From: Jacqueline Dowden <jacquiedowden at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:53:45 -0400

Hi Everyone,


We had some rain on and off this morning, sometimes quite hard..... yay!!!  The rain is much needed as Gran Etang Lake is in desperate need of water!!  Still have loads of big cracks in the garden and although there are some signs of green coming back it is still mostly brown...... Ooo  in fact it has just started raining again, not a lot but rain nonetheless.


Take care all.....


Jacquie x

- Had a few showers
  • From: Jacqueline Dowden <jacquiedowden at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 18:05:01 -0400

Hi Everyone...


Yes Chris we did have a few showers over the weekend.... everywhere still very brown and dry....  oh, and burnt.  Yes, we have had fire up in Mt. Moritz.... just for a change and as if people never learn we have had bonfires (they were watched) all day today, which has meant I have been shut up in the house most of the day trying to keep out of the smoke.


Had a rough February, spent just over a week in hospital, gave up smoking......  feeling better but left with lasting problems with breathing.  At least Grenada is mostly nice and clean and fresh air....


Stay safe this season and be prepared..... hope for the best expect the worst.



Jacquie x

- Showers running along 12 degrees
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 14:18:09 +0100
Good morning Grenada,

From an overcast but not too bad UK.

I have been watching the radar from Barbados and have been watching an area of showers heading towards Grenada, straggling the 12 degs Latitude. If they continue on the present path and don't fizzle out, then you may get some showers later this afternoon.

Hogan of Grenada

- maybe another bunch of showers heading your way.
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 11:02:36 +0100
Good morning,

Well there was a small bit of rain yesterday. As at 5am your time today I see another batch of showers heading towards Grenada. They are currently due South of Barbados and Due East of Grenada. They are making a beeline for Grenada, but a few hours away. No guarantee, but it does look promising for some rain about lunch time or this afternoon. The batch of showers looks like a weak wave, but the synopsis chart is not showing it as one.

Thanks for all those that emailed me yesterday.

All the best

Hogan of Grenada

- Rain moving slower than I thought.
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 14:08:18 +0100
There is a large area of rain between Grenada and Tobago. It keeps pulsating, but looks as if the majority will pass South of Grenada. I would appreciate reports from people in Grenada. I believe there have been some minor showers (according to the airport).

Hogan of Grenada

- Weak tropical wave about to go through.
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 08:59:43 +0100
Hi all,

I am currently sitting in a cool but sunny UK. But doing my best to keep an eye on the weather in Grenada.

Time 07:44 GMT 03:44 in Grenada. The weather chart shows a weak tropical wave passing Tobago area and the Barbados and Martinique radars are showing a clump of showers, some heavy moving west from just north of Tobago. How much rain, if any, will this bring to Grenada is still in question as the biggest clump appears to be heading just south of you. But my guess is that there could be some rain about the time Grenada wakes up, currently it looks as if the South is more likely to get it. Maybe some will be a bit heavier than we have had for some time. We need it!

Have a good day,

Hogan of Grenada

- Still under this overcast high cloud
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 06:09:24 -0400
Good morning.

We had some reasonable rain over night. Courtesy of a high level low pressure system near Puerto Rico. This is dragging in the moist air at mid to high altitude from Venezuela, thus giving us this virtually Sunless sky, and last night the first reasonable rain (3.6mm or 0.14in) for some time.

So my guess for today is more high cloud, maybe some more rain, I can currently see a shower, out at sea, to the SE.

Hope you all have a nice Sunday.

Hogan of Grenada

- Blame South America for the high cloud - overcast
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 06:32:12 -0400
As at 06:30 this morning we have complete overcast sky. Caused by high moist air streaming over us from Venezuela.

No sign of rain on the radar. Maybe we may get a few drips?

Hogan of Grenada

- Hey, it is raining!
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 07:05:13 -0400
Well looks like just a small shower!

Not enough to do any good. Nothing showing on Martinique radar. Barbados radar 24 hours out of date.

The garden is really suffering now.

Have a nice day.

Hogan of Grenada

- Hi all, yes I am still alive and kicking!
  • From: Chris Bolt <gommier at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:16:42 -0400
Hi all,

Sorry if I have been very quiet recently. Two reasons - one there has been very little weather to talk about and two we have been working hard re-tiling our swimming pool. Just finished!

Still not much to report weather-wise. It has been very dry and many plants are beginning to look a bit sorry for themselves. We are noticing more fire engines rushing along the road below us. The 2 new tank traps (speed humps) must be really slowing them down. But for us, hopefully, no more accidents at that gap. We all wish we hadn't had the need to get them installed, but there were just too many accidents caused by speeding vehicles commng round the bend.

This afternoon a high band of hazy cloud is moving over us, coming up from S. America. Very little sign of any much needed rain.

I will try to do more posts from now on. And thanks to all the people that got in touch saying they had noticed a lack of posts from me. All the best to all of you who read my posts.

Hogan of Grenada

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