Global Weather Hazards Summary: April 6 - 12, 2018

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 08 Apr 2018 View Original

Despite recent rainfall, western Ethiopia remains dry

  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.Despite recent rainfall, western Ethiopia remains dry 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.

  4. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia. Scattered light rain in the region next week may not be sufficient to overcome deficits.