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South Sudan + 16 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 23 – October 29, 2014

  • Torrential rains continued across much of saturated and flood-affected South Sudan.

  • Bi-modal regions of the Gulf of Guinea observed a second week of below-average rain.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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Somalia Dekadal Rainfall update: 2nd Dekad of October 2014 - Issued on 22/10/2014

This bulletin provides summary of 10 days (Dekadal) observed rainfall in Somalia

During the 2nd Dekad of October (11th – 20th October 2014), there was a slight reduction of rainfall activities in the northwestern parts. Other areas continued to receive the Deyr rains. Moderate to heavy rains were recorded in many parts of the country. Below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 21 October 2014

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in the Southern, Central and North‐western parts of the country during the next three days. The other parts of the country may receive light or no rains during the same period. Moderate to heavy rains are also expected within the Ethiopian highlands whose rainfall contribute significantly to the Juba and Shabelle river flow inside Somalia.

Given the forecast, it is expected that the observed river levels will increase in the coming days with a high risk of flooding along the two rivers.

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Somalia + 1 other
Somalia Flood Watch Issued: 21st October, 2014

During the week ending on 20th October, 2014, moderate to heavy rains were experienced in both Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands.

The area bordering Ethiopia in Hiraan region has experienced torrential rains that have led to destruction and loss of property due to flooding. Heavy rains leading to flooding have also been confirmed in Jilib dstrict in Lower Juba region.

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Somalia: Flood Alert - Issued: 20th October, 2014

Within the last 48 hours, heavy rains has been experienced in the upper parts of Shabelle basin within Ethiopia and Somalia border. This has led to a very sharp increase of observed river levels at Belet Weyne. Today’s river gauge reading is at 7.00m which has surpassed the critical level of flooding and is only 30cm below the flooding level. This high river level is expected to translate into high levels downstream endangering vulnerable communities.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 17-23, 2014

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 16 October 2014

There will be a reduction of rainfall activities in the northern and southern parts of Somalia in the next three days.

The Central parts as well as the Ethiopian highlands are expected to continue receiving moderate to heavy rains during the forecast period.

Given the forecast, it is expected that the observed river levels will increase in the coming days with a moderate risk of flooding along the two rivers.

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Somalia: Cluster activities and response (October 2014)

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somaliland: Cluster activities and response (October 2014)

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Somalia: South Central - Cluster activities and response (October 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Puntland: Cluster activities and response (October 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan + 8 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook October 16 – October 22, 2014

  • Heavy rains in South Sudan resulted in flooding and localized landslides during the past two weeks.

  • Below-average rain was observed across bi-modal areas in West Africa.

1) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground.

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Somalia + 1 other
Somalia Flood Watch Issued: 15th October, 2014

During the week ending on 13th October, 2014, moderate to heavy rains were experienced in both Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 14 October 2014

There will be a reduction of rainfall activities in the northern parts of Somalia in the next three days. The Southern and Central parts as well as the Ethiopian highlands are expected to see light to moderate rains during the same period.

Given the forecast, it is expected that the observed river levels will increase in the coming days.

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Somalia Dekadal Rainfall update:1st Dekad of October 2014 - Issued on 13/10/2014

This bulletn provides summary of 10 days (Dekadal)  observed rainfall in Somalia  

During the 1st Dekad of October (1st  – 10th October 2014), the northern parts of the country continued to receive good rains. Some stations in the southern parts of the country also recorded moderate rains during the period under review marking a possible start of the Deyr rainy season in the area. Below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad. 

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 13 October 2014

There will be a reduction of rainfall activities in the northern parts of Somalia in the next three days while the Southern and Central parts are expected to see an increase of rainfall during the same period. Light to moderate rains are also expected to be received within the Ethiopian highlands.

Given the forecast, it is expected that the observed river levels will increase in the coming days.