Global Weather Hazards Summary: July 14 - 20, 2017

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 14 Jul 2017 View Original

Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards
1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.
2. Torrential rain led to destroyed houses in Central Darfur, Sudan. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week. High flooding risks in the region continue.
3. Heavy rain caused fatalities and flooding over areas of the Lagos, Oyo, Niger, and Abuja regions of Nigeria. Moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast during the next week, which could trigger new flooding.