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.

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