The Eastern Caribbean islands have seen variable and moderate sargassum influxes over the second quarter of 2020 in the north, middle and southern islands. The level of sargassum arriving has now
increased considerably However there is 18% less sarassum visible out in the Atlantic than this time last year
There is a big difference among the islands in
the amount of sargassum expected to arrive
over the next 3 months Northern islands are set to receive moderate influxes of sargassum until mid-September when it will clear, unless anomalous winds push the sargassum more westwards which
could affect Anguilla to the Dominican Republic.
Middle islands are likely to continue experiencing moderate levels through July and August, and should be mild or clear by September.
Southern islands are facing severe sargassum influxes through July and early August as ocean currents concentrate the seaweed and push it into the Caribbean Sea through the south end of the island chain.
This influx is in prime position for influx to the Netherland Antilles in about a month and along the Mayan coast in 2-3 months.