· Severe and seasonal rainfall deficits remain across many areas of the Sahelian region, in particular Senegal, Mauritania, northern Nigeria and eastern Niger.
· Serious impacts on agricultural production in Senegal and Mauritania can be expected. Perspectives are also unfavourable in eastern Niger and NE Nigeria.
Eastern region (Sudan, Ethiopia)
· Rainfall in September was favourable across the region. This trend has continued through October with wetter than average conditions.