The months of July and August are characterised by a usual decrease in rainfall accumulations in Nicaragua, this phenomenon is known as canícula. In Central America, the canícula usually occurs from 10 to 20 July and from 5 to 15 August. However, in 2018 the canícula came earlier, especially in the eastern region and the central plateau. In the extended Dry Corridor, there were points where 24 to 32 days without rain were measured.
The main objectives of the consultancy are as follows: