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Mexico, Central America, & the Caribbean: Water deficits forecast for southern Mexico, Haiti

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Mexico, Central America, & the Caribbean: Water deficits forecast for southern Mexico, Haiti

Water deficits on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula are forecast to diminish by November. Deficits in southern Mexico – reaching from Michoacán in the west to Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico – will persist through May. Deficits are also forecast in Haiti through November, and Guatemala and El Salvador through May. Surpluses are forecast from Nicaragua to Panama through November but should diminish thereafter.

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