Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 30 – November 5, 2014

from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Published on 29 Oct 2014
  • Another week of poorly distributed rains across the Greater Horn has led to strengthening deficits in southern Somalia.

  • In southern Africa, a delayed start of monsoonal rains observed in parts of Angola and South Africa.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

2) Consistent, above-average rains across parts of eastern Ethiopia have led to downstream flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle River basins in southern Somalia. Continued shower activity is expected to worsen hydrological conditions.