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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 11-17, 2014

Locally heavy rainfall may ease moisture deficits in parts of western Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. These long-term moisture deficits may negatively impact developing crops and pastoral areas. However, precipitation forecasts indicate the potential for locally heavy rainfall in the Benguela and Cuanza Sul provinces, which may provide some relief to moisture stress in the country.
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Angola + 7 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 10 – April 16, 2014

  • Average to above average seasonal rainfall continues throughout many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.

  • The weakening of precipitation associated with the departure of the monsoon was observed across southern Africa.

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Comoros + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (1 to 7 April 2014)

Comoros:
Moderate Tropical Cyclone Hellen reportedly affected around 8,800 people to date, according to ongoing assessments by the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGSC) and the Red Crescent. Government is leading the response with the assistance of UN Agencies and the Red Crescent.

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World + 17 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 4-10, 2014

Weakened Tropical Cyclone Hellen expected to make landfall in Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall throughout central Tanzania during the last seven days has resulted in isolated flooding, damages to infrastructure, displaced populations, and damages to crops and livestock in the Kagera, Singida, and Dodoma provinces.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 3 – April 9, 2014

  • The continued suppression of rainfall suggests an early cessation of the monsoon over parts of southern Africa.
  • Increased rains observed over the Afar and highland regions of Ethiopia during late March.

1) Heavy and above-average rains over the past few weeks have increased rainfall surpluses and resulted in flooding across the Omusati region along the Angola-Namibian border. The inundation has led to the closure of several schools in the area. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast to continue during the next week.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Madagascar: Predicted moderate tropical Madagascar Storm Hellen trajectory (as of 29 March 2014)

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Madagascar + 1 other
Madagascar: Tropical Disturbance 28 March 2014

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Mozambique + 2 others
Estimated Rainfall Accumulation from 20th to 25th March over Mozambique, Madagascar and Southern Tanzania

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This map presents the estimated total rainfall accumulation for Mozambique, Madagascar and the southern part of Tanzania covering the period 20th to 25th March 2014. This total estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.25 degrees for this region. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.

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Namibia + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook March 27 – April 2, 2014

A decrease in rainfall has been recorded over Southern Africa during the past week.

A favorable start of the March-May season has been observed over the Greater Horn of Africa.

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Mozambique + 3 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (18 to 24 March 2014)

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Mozambique:
Seven river basins are on alert. In central Sofala the Pungue River burst its banks, cutting road access between Beira and the Zimbabwe border. In Zambezia, some people living near the Licungo river coastal area have voluntarily left to seek shelter in temporary camps set up during the 2013 flood emergency.

Since the beginning of the season at total of 15,115 families have been affected,1,665 houses totally destroyed and 5,951 houses partially destroyed.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary March 21-27, 2014

Rains maintain flooding and ground saturation risks throughout southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

1.Heavy rains over the past several weeks have destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents over the Kitwe region of north-central Zambia. Moderate to heavy rains forecast during the next week could maintain elevated risks for localized flooding over many areas of the region.

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Angola + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook March 20 – March 26, 2014

  • A favorable distribution of rainfall was observed over Southern Africa during the past week.

  • Widespread and above-average rains fell across the Greater Horn of Africa during the past week.

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Mozambique + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (11 to 17 March 2014)

Mozambique: Flood Update

As of 14 March:

  • 7 basins are on alert: Pungué, Zambeze, Limpopo, Messalo, Lugenda, Incomáti and Maputo
  • Maputo, Umbeluzi, Incomáti and Limpopo Basins in Southern Mozambique (and also covering Swaziland) are at risk of inflows due to rains.

Rains from 12 and 13 March affected most districts of Maputo province. In Maputo city, a total of 262 houses in informal settlements have flooded.

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Mozambique + 11 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook March 13 – March 19, 2014

1) Heavy downpours over the past few weeks have caused the overflowing of the Licungo River across the Zambezia province of northern Mozambique. The flooding has negatively affected the livelihoods of many residents of the Namacura and Maganja da Costa districts. Light rains are expected during the next week, which could sustain oversaturation and worsen conditions on the ground.

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Mozambique + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (4 to 10 March 2014)

Southern Africa: Risk of Flooding

Southern Africa has been experiencing torrential rains since 1 March, which have been particularly affecting Swaziland, southern Mozambique, and north-east of South Africa.

In Mozambique, the basins of Incomati, Limpopo and Umbeluzi have been on alert since 6 March. As of 8 March, Incomati river levels reached their peak and Maputo basin reached alert levels. Other basins still on alert in the rest of the country were Pungue, Zambeze, Messalo and Lugenda.

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World + 6 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary March 7-13, 2014

Flood risks remain for parts of south-eastern Africa

  1. Heavy rains during the past week have destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents near Kitwe in north-central Zambia. Moderate to heavy rains are expected to continue during the next outlook period, which could trigger new flooding and worsen ground conditions.

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Mozambique: Flooding (25 Feb 2014)

In Zambezia Province, flooding due to heavy rains has affected the lowlands including Maganja da Costa, Mocuba and Namacurra districts, where a total of 575 families have been affected (2,844 persons) and 2 classrooms collapsed. Roads were reportedly cut between the district capital and Nante and villages of Morneia, Morniua and Ntabo. Preliminary agricultural damages indicate an estimated loss of 6,532 ha out of 1,753,410 ha. Displaced persons were accomodated in public facilities and communities are reportedly abandoning the lowlands; Local Authorities are monitoring the situation.

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Mozambique: Flooding (6 March 2014)

Mozambique: Flooding

Following rainfall in the south and neighboring countries, the Incomati River is above alert level and the Umbeluzi basin is almost at alert level, reaching 10.4 metres (Alert level - 5 metres). It is likely that the peak wave will reach Incomati Valley within 24 hours. Around 6,200 people are at risk of flooding in the districts of Moamba, Magude and Manhica and potentially having impacts on road access to the districts at risk.

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Zimbabwe + 11 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook March 6 – March 12, 2014

 Heavy downpours have caused flooding in north-central Zambia, southern Zimbabwe, and northern Mozambique.

 Light to moderate rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during the past observation period.

1) Heavy downpours during the past week have caused the Licungo River to burst its banks, inundating expansive cropping areas, infrastructure, and houses downstream. Although reduced rains are forecast over the region during the next week, any additional rain may exacerbate the ground conditions, including elevated risks for waterborne disease outbreaks.