While the death toll from the flooding in Brazil continues to climb, the rate has slowed. Right now the tally looks to be around 850 people. Heavy rains continued in parts of Brazil, while some areas did dry out. Heavy rains were also reported in Bolivia and Paraguay. Dryness in Colombia, Argentina continues.
São Paulo a chance to dry out. Most of this weeks heavy rainfall did not fall in basins that are up stream from the big cities in Brazil, lowering the chance of a flooding event similar to what is currently occurring in southern Africa.
Colombia, Peru and Argentina remained dry this week. This on going trend is almost certainly having impacts on the ground with poor pasture for livestock and insufficient rainfall for crops.