UPDATE, Wednesday October 24th 8pm: Earlier today Tropical Storm Sandy did indeed develop into Hurricane Sandy, and has now made landfall in Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 85mph. Good news for the Dominican Republic – the large mass of thunderstorms now seems to have passed us by and/or dissipated, so although we’ve already has some […]
Severe weather warning: “Tail end” of Tropical Storm Isaac batters the Dominican Republic
UPDATE: (Saturday August 25th, 2012) The information in this article is no longer correct. Tropical Storm Isaac has now passed by the Dominican Republic and is on it’s way towards Florida. Here in Casa de Campo, sports facilities, services and restaurants are reopened with the exception of the Teeth of the Dog golf course – […]
Weather update: A lovely Tropical Wave brings more rain!
In yesterday afternoon’s “weather update” I spotted something unpleasant lurking on the satellite image, which although completely ignored by all my favorite weather websites, I predicted it would bring us (in the Dominican Republic) rain – and I was right, it is indeed raining! So what’s going on? And what can we expect over the […]
More rain? Yes I’m afraid so…..
Whilst I do not like to be the bearer of bad news, I do really like talking about the weather (even if it is bad) – it’s a British thing, and so when I was casually perusing my favorite websites (weather.com/hurricanecentral and wunderground.com) just now and I noticed some rather ominous satellite imagery of the […]
Weather update: Tropical Storm Ernesto forms…but is predicted to pass South of the Dominican Republic
Following the popularity of yesterday’s weather update article and given that “Tropical Depression 5” has just formed into “Tropical Storm Ernesto”, the 5th named storm of the 2012 hurricane season, I thought you may enjoy another weather update!
Grey grumbling skys….a Tropical Wave and a Tropical Cyclone
Well well well, following an unexpectedly hot and sunny month of July, it would seem that the rainy “Hurricane Season” has now arrived to the Dominican Republic – in the form of a Tropical Wave which is now hovering over us with a “low pressure system”, predicted to become a Tropical Cyclone (most likely a […]
Hurricane Season starts today – Friday June 1st
Today Friday June the 1st marks the start of “Hurricane Season”, which despite what some people think does not mean that it will rain constantly for the next 6 months, rather that when it does rain will in general be a little more fuerte (strong) than at other times of the year and it is of […]
Hurricane Season 2012 starts June 1st and is predicted to be “less active” than usual!
UPDATE (August 31st, 2012): Now that a total of 12 named storms have already formed and August has been one of the most active months since records began – it has turned out that the “less-active” prediction was undoubtedly very wrong. Hurricane Season 2012 is now set to become “more active” than usual. Click here […]
The Bazaar Navideño (part 1) – a wash out! Photos from before the horrible rain!
It was all going so well! Despite a few brief light(ish) showers of rain, the first few hours of the second anual Bazaar Navideño on Saturday the 10th of December were very successful for everyone. But then it rained and rained and rained and the Bazaar Navideño was all but washed away!
Bazaar Navideño (part 2): This Friday and Saturday the 16th and 17th of December
After the Bazaar Navideño this past Saturday the 10th of December was essentially washed away by an extraordinary quantity of rain, the Bazaar Navideño (part 2) will now take place on Friday and Saturday the 16th and 17th of December – with 2 ballet performances; the Nutcracker and the “Folklore to the 4 winds”, as […]
Rainy days and a flash flood in Casa de Campo
At this ‘rainy’ time of year in the Dominican Republic and Casa de Campo – when it rains it pours! And one rainstorm recently was soo fierce that a mini ‘flash-flood’ swept through our beautiful Casa de Campo resort. (Ok, ok it wasn’t so much a ‘flash flood’, more a river of water that ran […]