West Africa Seasonal Monitor: August 30, 2019

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 30 Aug 2019 View Original

Average to above-average and well distributed rainfall over most of the region increased flood risks

Key Messages

  • August’s above average rainfall (Figure 1) has brought needed relief in the western part of the Sahel.

  • Characterized by a good time distribution over most of the region (Figure 2) August rainfall has resulted in favorable moisture conditions for both crops and pastures.

  • August’s mostly above average and well distributed rainfall has resulted in increased flood risk (Figure 3).