Beatriz, brought strong winds, and heavy rains to parts of the Pacific coast of Mexico this past week, but much of the country remains dry. Central America is doing well, with the exception of Guatemala, and nearby areas of Honduras and El Salvador. In South America, a dry week in Venezuela, southern Brazil, and southern Chile, but moderate rainfall elsewhere.
In South America, moderate rains fell in most of the areas that have active crops this time of year. The exceptions are Venezuela, southern Brazil and southern Chile. Northern Argentina and nearby areas of Paraguay and Uruguay have been doing better recently, as regular low-pressure systems have pushed through the region. This moisture will benefit the winter wheat and other off season crops grown in the Pampas.