Jamaica is likely to undergo a warming and drying trend and is expected to endure more frequent droughts, rainfalls with increased intensity, and rising sea levels. The North Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 to November 30) coincides with Jamaica’s rainy season and the Caribbean seas highest levels of conducive and convective activity. Prolonged rainfall events of more than two days are associated with 67% of severe flooding events (46% of these were from hurricanes and tropical depressions). Instances of extreme rainfall can cause flooding. (State of the Jamaican Climate)
This section provides a summary of key natural hazards and their associated socioeconomic impacts in a given country. And it allows quick evaluation of most vulnerable areas through the spatial comparison of natural hazard data with development data, thereby identifying exposed livelihoods and natural systems.