From Belmopan... 06:00 BZT
Is it ever going to rain again? My grass is turning brown and I'm having to water plants daily. Do I recall you saying something about a drought this year? I fear you may be right!
The Caribbean has become very dry for this time of year. The only significant rain is occurring down in the south west corner around Panama and southern Costa Rica. There are several Tropical Waves ( at 30W and 70W) but the northern ends of these are embedded in dry air with strong wind shear. The area off the east coast of Africa is also unusually dry so there is little moisture travelling from east to west across Africa. Also the sun is extremely quiet with a weak solar wind to stir things up here in this part of the world.