Global Weather Hazards Summary: December 11 - 17, 2015
Africa Weather Hazards
Abnormal dryness has expanded across many portions of southern Africa from southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, eastern Zimbabwe, central Malawi, central Mozambique, southern Botswana, to South Africa due to a delayed onset and persistent below-average rain since the start of the season. The deficient rain has already severely reduced water availability, negatively impacting cropping and pastoral activities over many areas.
Poorly-distributed rain since October has resulted in large rainfall deficits over north-central Kenya, potentially negatively affecting pastoral conditions over the region. The forecast suppressed rain during the next week could further increase moisture deficits in the region.