(Bloomberg) -- Showers throughout rest of wk will maintain
favorable conditions in Colombias southern areas, while
slowly improving flowering outlook for northern regions, MDA
Weather Services says Wednesday in e-mailed report.
* Dryness will spread further through wkend across Central
America, stressing early flowering
* In past mo., central and southern Costa Rica, western Panama
got 30-40% of avg moisture; parts of Guatemala and Honduras
got 15%-30% of avg, meteorologist Donald Keeney says by
telephone from Gaithersburg, Md.
* While too soon to say whether potential for next yrs crop
is compromised ahead of rainy season starting in May,
another month like that will become a big proble m for
* Dryness increasing in Brazils Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and
Parana with situation expected to worsen next 10 days