Northern South America once again dried out as near normal conditions continued across the Caribbean, Central America and the Rio de la Plata basin.
Around Rio de la Plata, rainfall remains steady and well distributed. Conditions are neither too wet nor to dry across Paraguay, Uruguay, and nearby areas of Brazil and Argentina.
Similar conditions reign over the Caribbean and Central America, although the Southern Atlantic Province of Nicaraguay and interior parts of Haiti have very tiny deficits that they have accumulated since August 1st. This is something that could easily be rectified by a heavy, soaking rain, and nothing that should be of much concern, even in crisis stricken Haiti. In Mexico, the North American Drought Monitor has shown some limited improvement in July over the June analysis. Thus far some more improvements are likely when the August analysis is released in September.