Somalia Seasonal Monitor: May 6, 2014

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Dry weather continued in most of the North and the central regions

Summary Text:
Dry weather continued in most parts of the North and in the central regions of the country from April 21 to 30. However, moderate to light rains fell for two to three days between April 25 and 40 in most parts of the South, including in Bay, Bakool, the Jubas, and some parts of Lower Shabelle, Hiraan, and Gedo. Similarly, some parts of Awdal, Togdheer and Woqooyi Galbeed Regions in the Northwest and localized areas in the cowpea belt in Eldher District in Galgaduud Region received moderate rainfall. These rains have partially replenished water sources and slightly improved pasture conditions. From April 21 to 30, field reports and satellite imagery indicate light to moderate rains between 10 and 50 millimeters (mm) were received in most of Awdal and Woqooyi Galbeed Regions in the Northwest and in most of the southern regions. However, there was no rainfall or only very light rains in most of the central and northeastern regions (Figure 1). Specifically, the Northeast, the central regions, and western part of the Northwest remained entirely dry from April 21 to 30 (Figure 2).