West Africa Seasonal Monitor - July 22, 2014
Above-average and well distributed rainfall in Bi-modal and Guinean-Sudanian zones
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.