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About Drought Status Updates: NIDIS and partners issue drought status updates to communicate a potential area of concern for drought expansion and/or development, based on recent conditions and the upcoming forecast.
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November 2, 2023

Beneficial rains this past month provided significant relief to drought on the islands, in particular across the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Current drought conditions on the islands are expected to improve and/or be eliminated by the end of January.

View this update in Spanish.

September 29, 2023

Drought conditions continue to prevail across the local islands, in particular on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Record heat in most areas has intensified drought impacts.

However, improvements are possible during the next few weeks as a wetter pattern begins to occur across the northeast Caribbean.

 

August 25, 2023

Drought conditions have improved across Puerto Rico, but have deteriorated across the U.S Virgin Islands.

June 9, 2023

Drought conditions have improved across Puerto Rico, but have deteriorated across the U.S Virgin Islands.

April 6, 2023

Drought conditions continue to deteriorate across all islands. Moderate drought (D1) conditions are now observed across Puerto Rico and Saint Thomas, with severe drought conditions noted in Saint Croix. 

February 3, 2023

No Drought Conditions Are Observed in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

View this drought update in Spanish.