Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 17 – April 23, 2014

from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Published on 16 Apr 2014
  • Significantly heavy amounts of rainfall are expected to worsen flooding conditions across eastern Tanzania.

1) Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. As seasonal rains are expected to decline this month, these long-term moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact crop and pastoral conditions for many areas.

2) Several consecutive days of torrentially heavy rainfall during the last seven days has resulted in widespread flooding, displaced populations, damage to infrastructure, and fatalities in the northeastern coast of Tanzania. A continuation of enhanced precipitation is expected during the middle of April, which may likely lead to additional flooding in the region.