Caribbean Agro-climatic Bulletin of the CariSAM April 2020

Caribbean Agro-climatic Bulletin of the CariSAM  April 2020, a joint bulletin of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).



  • Concerns continue over available water for agriculture as soil moisture, stream flow and river flow may be impacted (by the end of June 2020) especially for some territories.
  • By the end of May 2020 long-term drought may be of a concern for the south-western half of Belize, eastern Cuba, most of Dominican Republic, Guyana, the Lesser Antilles (except Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten). These areas may experience significantly reduced water levels in large reservoirs, large rivers and ground water during the dry season.
  • Interests across the region should continue to closely monitor their water status.
  • There are growing concerns of flash flooding across Belize, the Greater Antilles and the Guianas.
  • Day and night time temperatures could be as warm as usual and at times uncomfortably hot.

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