Somalia Dekadal Rainfall Update - 2nd Dekad of April 2017 - Issued on 21/04/2017

from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on 21 Apr 2017

This bulletin provides summary of 10 days (Dekadal) observed rainfall in Somalia.

The Gu rains started in may parts of Somalia with below average performance in Southern regions. During the second Dekad of April 2017 (11th – 20th), there was a reduction of rainfall activities in in many places from the previous dekad. The season is yet to start in Puntland and the central regions of the country which remained dry remained dry during the same period causing more concern in the drought stricken areas. Moderate rains received in the in the Ethiopian highlands in the beginning of the month led to an increase of river levels along the Juba and Shabelle. Map 1 shows the rainfall observational network and Table 1 shows the dekadal rainfall distribution for selected stations across the country.