Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0029
Uruguay - Drought
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
24 February 2000
Uruguay is in a temperate climate zone,
characterized by warm summers and mild winters. Normally rainfall is fairly
evenly distributed throughout the year. The country has been frequently
affected by floods, particularly in 1998, 1991-93 and in 1986.
However, since mid-1999, persistent drought
has been causing serious water shortage and forest fires.
The northern region
Extreme drought: Departments of
Artigas, Salto, Paysandú, Río Negro and Cerro Largo.