Overall Orange alert Drought for Central America, Mexico-2024
in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016963
Name: Central America, Mexico-2024
Glide number: DR-2024-000076-BLZ
Countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Start Date: End of Feb 2024
Duration: 95 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 302011 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Strage di scimmie in Messico per il caldo record: cadono dagli alberi ... 2024-05-24T13:00+0200.

Roma, 24 maggio, 2024 – Una ondata di caldo estremo , la terza delle cinque previste nel periodo che va da marzo a luglio, sta soffocando il Messico e ha provocato la morte di decine di persone, 22 finora , e di centinaia di scimmie urlatri
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Mexico: Heat wave kills several people, hotter days ahead2024-05-24T07:18+0200.

in Mexico has killed dozens of people, according to the Health Ministry, with temperatures forecasted to rise further. Meteorologists say a known as a "heat dome" has trapped hot air over the southern Gulf of Mexico and northern Central Am
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Fire, fire, and more fire!2024-05-23T00:19+0200.

Photo: Active forest fire in the distance. by Kristen Ku. BELIZE CITY, Mon. May 20, 2024. This year’s dry season, typically spanning from December to May, has been notably harsh, bringing with it extreme heat waves. The effects of climate c
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),