Kiribati Drought Update - December 2016

Report
from Government of the Republic of Kiribati
Published on 31 Dec 2016 View Original

SUMMARY STATEMENT

  • Season: Kiribati is currently in Wet season, AU MEANG (Nov-April).

  • ENSO Status: In Neutral.

Drought Highlights:

  • Rainfall records show that Butaritari,Beru and Kiritimati are in drought for the 3 months period (affects crops and rainwater tanks) and 6 month periods (affects household wells). Butaritari is also in drought for the12 months period which can affect ground water lens in wells at households.

  • Tarawa and Abaiang are in warning for 3 and 6 months period while Kanton- in warning for 3 months period only.