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19 Sep 2019 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania.

  2. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue.

  3. Several regions in Sudan, including the Khartoum, Sennar,
    White Nile, River Nile, West and North Kordofan, and the Darfur State experienced flooding during the past weeks.
    More rainfall is expected in the region next week.

12 Sep 2019 description

Several consecutive weeks of heavy rainfall have caused flooding across West and East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania.

  2. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue.

05 Sep 2019 description

Persisting heavy rainfall triggers flooding across parts of West and East Africa

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania has caused significant dryness.

  2. Persisting heavy rainfall following abnormally wet conditions in July has caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone.

30 Aug 2019 description

Flood risk persists in parts of West Africa and Sudan while Ethiopia remains abnormally dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and Gambia has led to significant dryness.

  2. Continued heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Dakar. Heavy rainfall is likely to continue maintaining the risk for flooding in the region.

22 Aug 2019 description

Risk of severe flooding continues in parts of Sierra Leone, Mali, and Sudan

  1. A poor start to therainfall season acrossSenegal and Gambia has ledto significant dryness.

  2. Heavy rains during the past weeks has led to flashflooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Continued rain thisweek will keep flood threats high.

15 Aug 2019 description

Flooding continues in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Sudan while Senegal, Ethiopia, and Cote d’Ivoire remain dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and the Gambia has resulted in abnormal dryness.

  2. Heavy rainfall last week, following a wet weather pattern in July, caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone. Continued heavy rainfall will maintain a high flood risk.

  3. Fewer rainy days in southern Cote d’Ivoire has resulted in abnormal dryness. More seasonal rainfall is forecast next week.

08 Aug 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Sudan while Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire remain dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and the Gambia has resulted in abnormal dryness.

  2. Heavy rainfall last week, following a wet weather pattern in July, caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone. Continued heavy rainfall will maintain a high flood risk.

01 Aug 2019 description

Dryness develops in northern Ethiopia, while heavy rainfall and flooding is likely in southern Sudan

  1. Rainfall across southern Senegal last week helped to relieve abnormal dryness in the region. Dry conditions, however, are likely to persist as below-average rainfall continues.

  2. Increased rainfall last week across Nigeria has provided relief to deficit areas in the country. Heavier rainfall is forecast for next week.

31 Jul 2019 description
report SICA

Síntesis de la Perspectiva Climática agosto a octubre 2019 (tomado del informe del LIX Foro del Clima de América Central del 16 y 17 de julio de 2019)

El Foro del Clima de América Central ha preparado la perspectiva climática del período agosto a octubre de 2019, teniendo en cuenta:

  • Que el fenómeno de El Niño se está debilitando. Por lo tanto, dentro de los próximos dos meses, la atmósfera estará entrando en una transición a la fase neutra.

25 Jul 2019 description

Abnormal dryness persists in parts of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon

  1. A delayed rainy season followed by poorly distributed rainfall in southern Senegal has maintained abnormally dry conditions.

  2. Central Nigeria received heavy rainfall last week which is expected to relieve the abnormally dry conditions that have developed over the past two months.

  3. Heavy rainfall along the coast of Cameroon is likely to provide relief to abnormal dryness that has developed over the past two months.

18 Jul 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Sudan, as dryness persists in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon

  1. A delayed rainy season in Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau has resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has resulted in early season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

10 May 2019 description

East and Southern Africa Remain Dry, Strengthening Moisture Deficits

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Rainfall deficits since the beginning of the southern African monsoon have negatively affected many countries in the region, including southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, and northern Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda,
    Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

02 May 2019 description

Northern Mozambique remains at risk for flooding following heavy rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  3. Tropical Cylcone Kenneth made landfall over northern Mozambique last week. Heavy flooding is expected to persist into early may with continued rainfall.

30 Apr 2019 description

Highlights:

• In Central America, the El Niño phenomenon is generally associated with below-average rains and prolonged dry spells.

• The 2019 January-March dry season in the subregion was drier than usual due to the presence of El Niño, which affected production of the 2018 third season maize crop in Guatemala.

• There is a high likelihood that the El Niño phenomenon could persist in the May-July period, which coincides with the planting and development stages of the main season maize crop and continue until the end of the year.

25 Apr 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth expected to make landfall over northern coast of Mozambique

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  3. Tropical Cylcone Kenneth is expected to make landfall in northern Mozambique early next week. Heavy rainfall and flooding are possible in parts of Mozambique and Tanzania.

18 Apr 2019 description

Seasonal rainfall deficits continue to strengthen across the Greater Horn of Africa

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened moisture deficits in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

12 Apr 2019 description

Drought conditions remain in southern Africa as abnormal dryness strengthens across the Greater Horn

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-February combined with high temperatures, have strengthened moisture deficits in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Africa Overview

03 Apr 2019 description
  • Drought is affecting the area surrounding the Caribbean Sea. The event shows a patchy pattern distributed over several countries. The drought follows a strong dry spell in mid-2018, hitting primarily Central America and the “dry corridor”*, now revived by weak El Niño conditions.

  • Impacts concern food security, water supply, agricultural production, power generation and water transportation.

  • The forecast is rather negative for all continental regions south of the Caribbean Sea, and rather positive for the islands in the north.

31 Jan 2019 description

Heavy rainfall continues over Mozambique and Madagascar, while dryness strengthens in Angola and Namibia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below average and infrequent rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Improved seasonal rainfall since December has brought relief to many affected areas.

  2. Heavy rainfall is forecast for Mozambique and Madagascar with potential for continued flooding.

25 Jan 2019 description

Heavy rainfall received across Mozambique and Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below average and infrequent rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Improved seasonal rainfall since December has brought relief to many affected areas.

  2. Heavy rainfall was received across Mozambique and Madagascar with potential for continued flooding and above-averaga rainfall amounts next week.