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Mexico has a drought of 57.5%; “rainfall has not been sufficient”

Apr 5, 2024 | Mexico, News & Articles | 0 comments

By Brenda Martínez

Conagua Although, this figure represents a decrease of 0.67% compared to the first half of March.

According to the Drought Monitor in Mexico (MSM) issued by the National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Conagua as of March 31, there is moderate to exceptional drought in 57.5% of the country, because rainfall has not been sufficient to refresh the country.

Therefore, this figure represents a decrease of 0.67%, compared to the first half of March, when Mexico reached 58.17% of drought so far in 2024.

The report, published on April 5, states that the entry of 3 cold fronts, “norths,” and 2 winter storms have not improved drought conditions.

However, these precipitation benefited Sonora and Tamaulipas, states considered to be in extreme drought, which decreased to severe. As well as Nuevo León, which was in abnormally dry conditions.

Unfortunately, some municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, and Veracruz went from extreme drought to exceptional.

In addition, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Chiapas, and the Yucatán Peninsula are experiencing abnormally dry conditions.

According to the MSM, the driest month in Mexico in these first months was January with percentages of 61.59% and 60.45%, so March shows a decrease.

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