News that there was a drought came through the media - and now the officials are playing catch-up. First it was the ministry of agriculture coming through with hay for ailing livestock and now it's the MET office.
Chief Meteorologist Dennis Gonguez has issued a drought report saying that the entire country has been experiencing low rainfall. It is most pronounced in the east central parts of the country near the Belize River Valley where Rainfall totals reveal that the area has received only 20 to 25% of the rain that is typical for a dry season.
It is similar in Corozal where only 20% of the normal dry season rainfall has been recorded.
The good news is that projections through the next 10 days suggest increases in rainfall particularly along coastal areas. Channel 7