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22 Apr 2015 description
  • Very poor rains across northern Ethiopia expected to negatively affect “Belg” season cropping activities.

  • Average to above-average rains continue across parts of Kenya, Tanzania, and southern Somalia.

22 Apr 2015 description

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

During the second Dekad of April 2015 (11th – 20th), the Gu rains continued to spread in terms of quantity and space in most parts of the country, with the southern parts recording high rainfall amounts. Figure (1) shows the rainfall observation network and monthly rainfall distribution for selected stations across the country. The table below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad. This update will be issued every 10-days throughout the Gu rainy season.

21 Apr 2015 description

During the week ending on 20th April 2015, moderate to heavy rains were received within the Juba and Shabelle river basins both in Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands. Satellite rainfall estimates indicates moderate to heavy rainfall was received in the two river basins.

20 Apr 2015 description

Wet conditions with moderate to heavy rains are expected to persist in many parts of Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands in the coming three days. There remains a high risk of flooding in the middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River. There is no foreseen risk of flooding along the Juba River. Flash floods are likely to occur in low lying areas within the southern and central parts of the country. The northern parts will remain dry with little or no rains in the next three days.

17 Apr 2015 description

Within the last 48 hours, heavy downpour has been experienced in many parts of the Juba and Shabelle River basins both in Somalia and in the Ethiopian Highlands (Table 1). Flash floods have been reported in some areas including Belet Weyne and Mogadishu. Following the heavy rains, the river levels have increased drastically in the upper reaches of the two rivers. This high river level is expected to translate into high levels downstream thus endangering vulnerable communities.

17 Apr 2015 description

Situation

Airstrikes continue unabated in 18 out of the 22 Yemeni governorates. Localized conflict between different parties on the ground has spread to 9 governates, mainly in the south of the country. In Marib, fighting has recently broken out between Houthi fighters and pro-Islah tribes. For both sides, control of Marib is key as it contains Yemen’s major oil and electricity infrastructure.

16 Apr 2015 description

In the last 24 hours heavy rains have been experienced within Juba and Shabelle basins resulting to flash floods in some areas. Some of the stations which received significant rains are Belet Weyne in Hiran where a total of 103mm of rainfall was recorded with an increase of one meter in observed river level and Dollow in Gedo region recorded 70mm of rainfall and 0.6m increase in river level. The wet conditions are expected to persist in the southern and central parts while the northern parts will remain dry in the next three days.

15 Apr 2015 description

Increased amounts of rainfall leads to favorable moisture conditions over parts of eastern Ethiopia, southern Somalia.

Late season dryness observed over parts of Malawi and Mozambique.

15 Apr 2015 description

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

15 Apr 2015 description

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in most parts of South & Central Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands whose rainfall is significant to the river flow of Juba and Shabelle Rivers inside Somalia. The Northern parts may receive little or no rains within the same period with the exception of some parts of Togdheer, Sool and Sanaag regions which may receive light to moderate rains.

13 Apr 2015 description

Total number of refugees: 970,763

Registered refugees in 2015: 1,556

Total number of IDPs: 1.1 M

08 Apr 2015 description

Moderate rains are expected in most parts of South & Central Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands whose rainfall is significant to the river flow of Juba and Shabelle Rivers inside Somalia. The Northern parts may receive little or no rains within the same period.