Somalia Post Deyr 2011/12

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Deyr 2011/12 Rainfall Performance

Overall Statement:

• Deyr rains were normal to above normal in most regions with the exception of Bari in Northeast, parts and Nugaal and Sanaag and parts of Awdal and Togdheer regions in Northwest where the rains were below normal.

• Good start of the season in the South marked with average to above average rainfall in most regions with exception of parts of Middle Shabelle and Hiran, which received unevenly distributed rains. Flash floods and river bank breakages were reported in this region, mainly affecting the cropping areas of Juba and Gedo.

• In Central, start of rains was poor marked with average to above average rainfall, except for pockets of Addun and Coastal deeh.

• Similarly, in the northern regions of the country, start of rains was also poor with average rainfall in most parts except for parts of Nugaal, Sool Plateau, Golis/Gebi and West Golis. In Northeast, rainfall remained erratic and uneven.