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The publication provides an overview of the Midsummer Drought or ´Canícula´, its causes, impacts and frequency. The Midsummer Drought is a climatological reduction of precipitation in Central America and the Caribbean during the months of July and August, that under unfavorable conditions extends in duration, intensity and severity, causing severe impacts in local vulnerable populations, leading to crop loss, famine and in extreme cases even migration. UNESCO-IHP and its Category 2-Centre CAZALAC engaged with the Member States to identify the characteristics of the Midsummer Drought in the region, by identifying the frequency of the most damaging events, as well as assessing its spatial extent and inter-annual variability. Through a literature review, current knowledge of its origin and drivers are explored, as well as the baseline established for a future early warning system for the Midsummer or Drought or ´Canícula´ for Central America and the Caribbean.

Pubblication Date
Drought , Scarcity
Water scarcity
The increasing significance of water scarcity worldwide presents major challenges in securing enough water to meet human, environmental, social and economic needs.
Caribbean , Central America
Theme 3b: Water Scarcity
Maintenance Frequency
There Are No Plans To Update The Data
Unless otherwise specified, no restriction applies.
UNESCO-IHP (2018). Atlas de la Canícula de América Central y el Caribe. Paris, France: UNESCO. 50p.
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grid data is used to represent geographic data

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