Food Security Early Warning System - Agromet Update, Issue 3: 2015/2016 Agricultural Season
Rains are still well below normal in the southern half of the region, with deficits strengthening in some areas in recent weeks.
Onset of rains is delayed by at least 30-40 days in parts of Angola and South Africa
Moderate relief is expected in some of these drought-affected areas, according to short term rainfall forecasts
Vegetation conditions in many areas are among the worst in 15 years. These conditions have some negative implications for pastures, livestock and hydrology
Very high temperatures have continued in the southern half of the region, with respite unlikely in the near future, according to temperature forecasts
High rainfall continues to be received in Tanzania, DRC and northern Angola