South Africa

Analytical Report: Drought in South Africa – June 2017

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Situation Report
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Executive summary

  • The Western Cape province is going through a severe drought, affecting in particular the highly populated urban area of Cape Town and its water provisioning.

  • The drought is mainly the effect of a sustained below-average monthly rainfall series since August/October 2016, only broken by June 2017 precipitations.

  • July will be critical, as significant yearly precipitations occur during that month, but may not be enough to recharge storage, for which abundant precipitations may be needed until September.