WEEKLY UPDATE ... 17TH JANUARY 2010 ... 1100 GMT
Although the weather was lovely across most of the Caribbean last week, we must spare a thought for the tragic situation that has developed in Haiti following the earthquake.
This poor country has had the biggest share of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms over the last 3 years and even had 4 hits in a 1 month period ... it just doesn't seem fair that they have had this even more devastating trauma to deal with.
You can make donations towards the relief efforts through arrangements set up in your own country or you can go to http://stormcarib.com/
where a campaign to collect donantions across the Caribbean has been set up.
The weather across most of the Caribbean looks as if it will stay fine with very dry air suppressing any organised rainfall and restricting rain to the lower level showers carried by the strengthening trade winds.
There are 2 exceptions ... the extreme north of the Caribbean where a frontal trough is bringing heavy showers and to the extreme south where there is a risk that showers over Venezuela could bring a few showers to Trinidad & Tobago.
Any of these showers should not bring that much rainfall so the weather should be predominantly fine for the week.