Global Weather Hazards Summary: March 24 - 30, 2017

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 24 Mar 2017 View Original

Despite an increase in rainfall, long-term moisture deficits remain in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and low soil moisture across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rainfall earlier in the season throughout the northern Madagascar.

  3. Inconsistent rainfall and dry spells since late December have led to large moisture deficits across many parts of western Angola.