Global Weather Hazards Summary: March 2 - 8, 2018

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 02 Mar 2018 View Original

Ground conditions improve in southern Africa, while Namibia and Angola remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. Significant moisture deficits have strengthened and expanded into several parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and southern Angola.

  2. Although rainfall has increased in some areas of Madagascar since mid-November, the negative impacts of the delayed onset of the rainfall season is still present. Rainfall is below average in several western provinces of the island.

  3. Below-average rain during the past month has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions in northwestern Angola.

  4. A tropical cyclone is forecast in the southwestern Indian Ocean. As it tracks south-southwest, it may cause heavy rains along Madagascar’s east coast.