Rainfall has been erratic over the eastern Horn of Africa
Erratically timed rains fell across the eastern Horn in early April. In the western sector of the region, cumulative rainfall remained below average in most areas.
Very heavy, torrential rains over Tanzania’s coastal strip, especially over Dar es Salaam from April 12 to 14 and over Morogoro Region led to floods. Short-term forecasts suggest the possibility of further flooding.
Vegetation and crop conditions have gradually improved in response to the start of the rains in many areas. However, in localized areas in the eastern sector and in the southern Belg-cropping areas in Ethiopia, total rainfall since March has remained below average.