Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook March 13 – March 19, 2014

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from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Published on 12 Mar 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.

2) Heavy rains over the past two to three weeks have resulted in destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents over the Kitwe region of north-central Zambia. The forecast heavy rains during the next outlook period maintain elevated risks for localized flooding over many areas of the region.

3) Widespread, torrential rains fell across eastern Southern Africa, resulting in flooding, infrastructure damages, and loss of lives over many areas of the Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and Johannesburg of South Africa; and surge of the Incomati River of southern Mozambique during the past week. Abundant rains are forecast to continue during the next week, potentially worsening ground conditions.