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Global Weather Hazards Summary: December 21 - 27, 2018

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Drought continues to develop across Kenya, Somalia, and southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution since the beginning of the Short-Rains season has caused large moisture deficits in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

  2. Insufficient rainfall since October has resulted in early-season drought across South Africa, Lesotho, and Botswana.

  3. Several weeks of poor rainfall have caused dryness in central and western Madagascar.

  4. A poor start to monsoon season in Angola, Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa has caused dryness.

  5. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Nairobi, Kenya last week. Additional rainfall forecast next week could strengthen floods.

  6. Heavy rainfall has caused flooding across Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. Heavy downpours are forecast next week, elevating flood risk.