Preliminary Assessment of the 2020 Dry Season at the end of April 2020

The past four months have seen drier than normal conditions over much of Trinidad as previously forecasted, with both March and April being especially dry in some locations. At the climatological reference station at Piarco, record low rainfall values were observed in March and April with 9.3mm recorded in March (the 12th driest March in 75 years) and 3.1mm recorded in April, making April 2020 the 2nd driest April on record in the 75 years since observations started at Piarco in 1946. Only April of 1947 was drier, with 1.6mm recorded.