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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook May 29 – June 4, 2014


  • Dry, drought conditions persisted across much of western Kenya.

  • Torrential rains impacted far western West Africa including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  1. Consistently low and infrequent seasonal precipitation across some bimodal rainfall areas of northern Tanzania, as well as western Kenya, northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan and into the southern rift valley of Ethiopia have resulted in strengthening moisture deficits since late March. The poor rains have negatively impacted livestock, led to the replanting of crops, and a reduction in crop yields. A continuation of suppressed rainfall in late May and early June is likely to adversely impact developing crops and pastoral conditions in the region.

  2. Sporadic rainfall during the past several months has led to developing rainfall deficits and dryness over the Hirraan, Galgaduud and Mudug regions of southern and central Somalia and the Somali region of Ethiopia. The dryness has led to food/water shortages and livestock fatalities. Light rains forecast should provide some relief during the next week, though dryness will remain.