Global Weather Hazards Summary: March 16 - 22, 2018

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 15 Mar 2018 View Original

Drought continues in Southern Africa, while parts of Madagascar and Kenya are on flood watch

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

  3. In northwestern Angola, little to no rainfall is forecast next week, which could increase moisture deficits and worsen conditions on the ground.

  4. There is a high potential for Tropical cyclone formation over the south Indian basin, which could bring torrential rain and strong winds and result in flooding over northeastern Madagascar during the next week.

  5. Copious amounts of rain are forecast over southern and central Kenya during the next week, increasing risks for flash flooding in Nairobi.