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Remnants of Cyclone Jaya will bring locally heavy rainfall to areas of Madagascar and northern coastal Mozambique during the next week.
Though portions of The Horn are experiencing slow to start seasonal rainfall, areas of the Ethiopian Highlands have seen moderate to heavy precipitation.
While poor seasonal rains have negatively affected crops in parts of the Maize Triangle, southern Zimbabwe, and southern Mozambique, recent rains will improve conditions in the Limpopo Basin.
The Water Requirements Satisfaction Index, shown below, indicates broad regions of poor water …
Review of the rainfall situation (1-10 February 2007)
- Significant rains occurred over Madagascar and northern Mozambique according to rainfall data received and satellite imagery. The rains inundated, and caused damage over the eastern sector. However, dry conditions dominated the bulk of the region.
- Rainfall data not received in time for incorporation into the bulletins from DRC, Angola, Zambia and Swaziland.
Normal to above -normal rainfall conditions are likely to occur across bulk of DRC, northern Angola, Zambia, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, eastern half Zimbabwe, southeastern South Africa, Swaziland, eastern Lesotho and western Madagascar. However, much less rainfall activity will be observed over the rest of the subregion, during the same period.
30—YEAR MEAN RAINFALL (1971—2000) FOR FEBRUARY—APRIL