Time remaining before seasonal rains cut off sites in Darfur and Eastern Chad
Seasonal rains have set in over most of Darfur and Eastern Chad hampering access to IDPs and refugees. All efforts should be made to provide refugees and IDPs with shelter and to preposition or distribute relief supplies to last through the rainy season. While large towns in Darfur are accessible, surrounding areas face access difficulties. Rains have already cut off certain areas in South Darfur. Over the next month the rains will advance further north and continue to hamper transport throughout the region.
Regional Overview: Transport Corridors
Darfur Crisis Seven Day Rainfall Forecast
30 June - 1 July 2005
- Seasonal rains have started and will continue over southern West Darfur, South Darfur and southern portions of Kurdufan, Sudan.
- Seasonal rains are expected to creep further north into central West Darfur and southern North Darfur.
- Scattered showers are expected across northern West Darfur, central North Darfur and Biltine.
- Occasional significant blowing dust is possible across portions of North Darfur and northern Kurdufan.
Up to date forecasts can always be found at: www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/fews/africa/