Rainfall continues to be focused on northern South America, with southern areas drying out earlier than normal, dashing any remaining hopes of pulling out a reasonable harvest. Preseasonal showers continue to pick up in intensity in Central America and the Caribbean.
Heavy rains pounded northwestern Argentina, northern Bolivia, southwestern Amazonas state in Brazil, and an area streaching from the Panama canal eastward into Colombia. Good news for western Colombia, as moderate rainfall has improved things slightly in this parched area of the country. Next week will be more of the same, with rainfall mainly focused in the Amazon basin and northern Andes, as the seasons continue to change earlier than normal.
Early season rains have fallen across much of Central America and some of the islands of the Caribbean.