A heat dome is currently affecting various parts of the Caribbean, spanning across countries including Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, the ABC Islands etc.
This unusual weather pattern, characterised by high-pressure conditions, has resulted in several people falling ill across the Caribbean region and is forecast to persist for the next week and a half.
This heat dome, unusual for this time of year, acts as a barrier that inhibits the movement of storm systems, making them travel up and around the dome.
Although some areas may still experience occasional rainfall, the prevailing influence of the heat dome will result in drier and hotter weather.
Additionally, meteorological reports indicate a watchful eye on a region south of Jamaica.
There are expectations of increased activity in the Caribbean later in the month as the hurricane season continues into October, ending in November.
There are presently two storm systems one named Nigel, which is currently moving towards Bermuda, and the other named Margo, which is on a path towards the Azores.
Watch the video of the weather report below: