Global Weather Hazards Summary: April 21 - 27, 2017

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 21 Apr 2017 View Original

Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Despite an increase in moisture following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, long- term moisture deficits remain due to below-average rains earlier in the season throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

  3. Below-average rainfall since late December has led to strong moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions across many parts of western Angola.

  4. Below-average rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique. However, above-average rainfall since March has helped mitigate seasonal dryness.

  5. Above-average rainfall across northwestern Namibia and western Zambia since early March has increased the risk for flooding along the Cuvelai Iishanas river basin and the Zambezi floodplains over northern Namibia.