NOVEMBER 2016 – JANUARY 2017 RAINFALL
The southern half of conti-nental SADC region has re-ceived normal to above-normal rainfall in the current rainfall season.
The northern and eastern parts of contiguous SADC are still under normal to below-normal rainfall conditions.
Above-normal rainfall was experienced over Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, south Zambia, Zimbabwe, northern South Africa, central and southern Mozambique and Swaziland.
Below-normal rainfall conditions dominated Tanza-nia, northern Angola, north-ern half of DRC, north Mozambique and the Island State of Madagascar.
FMA 2017 RAINFALL OUTLOOK SUMMARY
For the period February to April 2017, there is a high likelihood of:
Above-normal rainfall over Zimbabwe, most of Botswana, south of Mozambique and northern South Africa;
Normal to above-normal rainfall across continue in the bulk of continental SADC.
Normal to below -normal rainfall in the northern parts of the region.