Global Weather Hazards Summary: June 13 - 19, 2014

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 13 Jun 2014 View Original

Dryness continues in parts of East Africa, Central America and Haiti; flooding in Guatemala and West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during March-May rainfall season hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northwestern Tanzania. Although some areas could still receive enhanced rains over the next week, the ending rainy season could further worsen ground conditions.

  2. Poorly distributed rainfall since mid-April had led to a rapid deterioration of ground conditions throughout portions of southern Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and northwestern Tanzania. As seasonal rainfall is expected to decrease in June, sustained moisture deficits are likely to hurt cropping activities in the region.

  3. Frequent and above-average rainfall since May has resulted in oversaturated conditions in many regions of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, southern Mali, and western Cote-d'Ivoire. There a=is an increased chance of heavy rains and flooding during the next week.