Global Weather Hazards Summary: August 24 - 30, 2018

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 22 Aug 2018 View Original

Flooding continues in West Africa, while dryness strengthens in Ethiopia

  1. The forecast for above- normal rains during the outlook period is likely to cause flooding in Mali, Burkina Faso, and western Niger.
  2. Several weeks of above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through mid-August.
  3. Poorly distributed rainfall since June has resulted in significant moisture deficits and deteriorated ground conditions across parts of western Uganda, northeastern DRC, and southern South Sudan.
  4. Rainfall deficits are increasing across parts of Ethiopia. The SNNPR, central Oromia, and northern Somali States show signs of moisture stress and degraded ground conditions.
  5. Several weeks delay to the start of rains in western Senegal has led to abnormal dryness