Global Weather Hazards Summary: April 4 - 10, 2014

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 04 Apr 2014 View Original

Weakened Tropical Cyclone Hellen expected to make landfall in Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall throughout central Tanzania during the last seven days has resulted in isolated flooding, damages to infrastructure, displaced populations, and damages to crops and livestock in the Kagera, Singida, and Dodoma provinces.

  2. Poorly distributed rainfall over both the short-term and season have led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. These moisture deficits may negatively impact developing crops and pastoral areas.

  3. Heavy and above-average rains over the past few weeks have increased rainfall surpluses and resulted in flooding across the Omusati region along the Angola-Namibian border. The inundation has led to the closure of several schools in the area. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast to continue during the next week.

  4. Last week, the rapid development of Tropical Cyclone “Hellen” in the Mozambique Channel brought flood inducing, heavy rainfall and high winds into the Mahajanga province of Madagascar. During the upcoming outlook period, the cyclone is expected to weaken but shift westward and make landfall again over the Zambezi province of Mozambique during the early portion of the outlook period.