Global Weather Hazards Summary: August 11 - 17, 2017

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 10 Aug 2017 View Original

Despite heavy rains in other parts of East Africa, dryness remains in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Several weeks of above-normal rainfall has led to saturated ground conditions and increased the risk of flooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Heavy rainfall is forecast over the region during early August.

  2. Despite a slight increase in early August, below-average rainfall across parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and western Somalia since early July have led to high seasonal moisture deficits.

  3. A delayed start of seasonal rains has resulted in the rapid development of moisture deficits across many areas in northern Senegal and southern Mauritania.