West Africa Seasonal Monitor - July 22, 2014

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 22 Jul 2014 View Original

Above-average and well distributed rainfall in Bi-modal and Guinean-Sudanian zones

Key Messages

  • June rainfall was mostly above average and well distributed in time in the Bi-modal and the Guinean-Sudanian Zones, ensuring good maturation of first season crops.

  • Delays in pasture regeneration is to be expected in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania, as well as the Lake Chad region due to a combination of significant rainfall deficits recorded in June and unfavorable medium term forecast.

  • The August-October seasonal forecast calls for above-average rainfall accumulation over a large part of the region. If the recently observed Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures continue, the August-October period is likely to see more rain than typical.