Caribbean Agro-climatic Bulletin of the CariSAM February 2020

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

KEY MESSAGES

Concerns continue over available water for agriculture as soil moisture, stream flow and river flow may be impacted (by the end of May 2020) especially for the ABC Islands, Barbados, portions of Belize, Grenada, Guyana, northeastern Puerto Rico, Marti-nique, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago.

 

By the end of May 2020 long-term drought may be of a concern for Antigua, Barbados, northwestern Belize, Cayman Islands, parts of coastal and interior Guyana, most of Dominican Repub-lic, St. Kitts, the Windward Islands, and US Virgin Islands. 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.

 

Growing concerns of flash flooding (from April onwards) from the occurrence of very wet spells, especially in the Greater Antilles.

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