Global Weather Hazards Summary: June 7 - 13, 2019
The Horn of Africa remains abnormally dry following poor March-May rain and a delayed onset to the season
A delayed onset to the March-May rainfall season coupled with high temperatures has caused dryness in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda.
Below-average rainfall over the past two months have led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in Nigeria.
Torrential rainfall during the past week has caused flash floods in Kampala, Uganda. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high flood risk.
A delayed start to monsoon rains has been marked by four consecutive weeks of below-normal rainfall and 25-50% of normal rainfall to date across Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Heavy rainfall last week caused flooding in Accra, Ghana. Continued heavy rains next week maintain a high risk for flooding.
Above-average sea-surface temperatures in the Indian Ocean are expected to strengthen Tropical cyclone development, which could impact parts of Somalia