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02 Apr 2001 description

March 21- 31, 2001
Regional Early Warning Unit, Harare, Zimbabwe


Heavy rainfall mainly confined to eastern and western Angola, most of Democratic Republic of Congo, western, northern and eastern Zambia and northern Malawi and Mozambique...

In the southern half of the region, moderate to light rainfall conditions still prevail in most areas of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique...

16 Mar 2001 description

Harare - Zimbabwe

While preliminary forecasts are yet to be made in most SADC countries, indicative REWU forecasts suggest a 26% decline in the 2000/2001 SADC maize harvest to between 14.45 and 15.10 million tonnes compared with last season's above-average output of 20.10 million tonnes. The decline is attributed to reduced plantings in South Africa and Zimbabwe, excessive rains and flooding in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, while a devastating mid-season dry spell affected several other countries.