Global Weather Hazards Summary: April 27 - May 3, 2018

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 26 Apr 2018 View Original

*Flooding spreads in East Africa as heavy rainfall continues *

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

  3. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  4. Below-average rain over the past four weeks has led to large moisture deficits and poor ground conditions over portions of the Nampula province of northern Mozambique.

  5. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  6. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

  7. Several consecutive weeks of enhanced rainfall over many parts of Kenya, southern Somalia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda has led to flooding. Continued heavy rainfall is forecast for at least another week. River basins experiencing inundation include the Jubba and Shebelle in Somalia, and the Kawalase and Tana in Ethiopia