Somalia Climate Update, May 2021 (Issued June 15, 2021)

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The 2021 Gu (March/April-June) season rainfall of varying amounts and intensities (Map 1) continued in most parts of Somalia through the first dekad of May but significantly decreased during the second and third dekads of May and the first dekad of June.

Based on data from rain gauge readings, a few stations recorded significant amount of rainfall (exceeding 100 mm) in May 2021: Qulenjeed (101mm), Cadaadley (106mm), Malawle (115mm), Sheikh (122.5mm), Buadodle (158mm) and Caynabo (193mm) and in northwest, Ballidhin (110mm) in northeast regions; Galdogob (110.8mm) in North Mudug region; Diinsor (105.1mm) Bulo-burto (126mm) and Jowhar (182mm) in southern regions of Somalia – Table 1. However, cumulative rainfall form 1 March to 10 June 2021 remained below average in most regions of southern Somalia, Galgadud in central regions and Awdal, W. Galbeed and Bari regions in northern Somalia - Map 2.

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