The Eastern Caribbean islands experienced moderate to severe sargassum influxes in the first quarter of 2022.
The level of sargassum arriving now is moderate to severe and is expected to continue in the coming weeks.
There is 63% less sargassum visible out in the Atlantic than this time last year, well below 2018 levels, the worst year to date.
Overall, the islands of the Eastern Caribbean can expect mild to moderate influxes over the next 3 months depending on location.
Compared with last year (grey) the northern islands will likely get more influxes, whilst the southern islands can expect far less.
Northern islands, are set to receive mild influxes from now until late April when levels are expected to increase to moderate levels.
Middle islands will experience moderate to severe influxes over the 3-month period, with spikes expected at the end of March and early May.
Southern islands are expected to receive mild to moderate influxes of sargassum with a peak expected in mid March, followed by mild levels until the end of May.