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11 Mar 2015 description

- Suppressed rains expected in Southern Africa during the next week. - Dry weather observed over the Greater Horn of Africa.

1) Frequent and above-average rainfall over the past several weeks has led to large moisture surpluses in northern Mozambique. During the next week, heavy rains are forecast to continue, which could trigger new flooding and exacerbate conditions on the ground.

12 Mar 2014 description

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.

07 Mar 2012 description
  • Despite active tropical system activities over the Mozambique Channel during - - February, eastern southern Africa has continued to experience dryness.
  • Heavy rainfall was observed across the Lake Victoria region and southern Ethiopia during the past week.
08 Apr 2011 description

Mozambique has a democratic constitution and an estimated population of 22.4 million. President Armando Guebuza was reelected in October 2009 in a contest criticized by several national and international observers, including the EU and the Commonwealth, as lacking a "level playing field" and faulted for lacking transparency, integrity, impartiality, and independence.

06 Dec 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:

Anita makes its way through the Mozambique Channel

The first Tropical Storm of the South Indian Ocean season developed on November 30th and dissipated on December 2nd. With winds peaking at 45 knots, Anita was mostly a rain producer. Heavy rainfall fell over much of Tanzania, northern Mozambique and northern Madagascar. Anita never made landfall and was sheared apart in the middle of the Mozambique Channel.

30 Aug 2006 description


Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: December 2006 – February 2007 Forecasts

Southern Africa

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over portions of eastern and central South Africa, and, locally, over northern and southwestern Angola. There is a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across northern Mozambique, and the southern half of Malawi.

11 Dec 2003 description



Africa Weather Hazards Assessment Text Explanation December 11-17, 2003

19 Jun 2003 description


EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION

06 Feb 2003 description

The sea surface temperatures in the Indian Ocean remain, generally, above normal. Several weeks ago we indicated that the upper level winds were not supportive of tropical cyclone activity. However, the pattern has undergone a substantial change and we have entered a period when upper level winds in the area are conducive to cyclone formation over the Indian ocean area.

12 Dec 2002 description


CCA Guidance for Southern Africa Rainfall for Jan-Mar 2003 At One Month Lead

07 Mar 2000 description

U.S. Department of State
Brady Anderson, Administrator, USAID and Hugh Parmer, Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Humanitarian Response
Briefing on the Situation in the Horn of Africa and U.S. Assistance to Mozambique, Washington, DC