The December 2017 issue of the Caribbean Agro-climatic Bulletin of the CariSAM, a joint bulletin of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is now available.
Even though most of the region is entering into its dry sea-son, there is the possibility for normal to above normal rain-fall as well as flash flooding in some territories. However, there are few concerns for short-term drought and interests in Antigua, The Bahamas, central-west Belize, western Cuba, western Jamaica, and Haiti should monitor water reserves.
A long-term drought situation continues for the central parts of The Bahamas, and is now likely for Haiti. Interests in The Bahamas should also watch for a long-term drought situation over the northern part of the island.