Global Weather Hazards Summary: May 27 - June 2, 2016

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 27 May 2016 View Original

Reduced rainfall expected to alleviate flooding concerns in the Shabelle River basin

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite more favorable rainfall along the coast during the last week, low and poorly-distributed rainfall during April and May has led to moderate moisture deficits over Liberia, portions of eastern Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, and western Ghana.

  2. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has led to locally moderate to large moisture deficits across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania.

  3. Significantly heavy seasonal precipitation over many parts of Ethiopia and Somalia has elevated rivers levels along the Jubba and Shabelle River Basins and has triggered flooding, landslides, the displacement of thousands of people, and fatalities over many regions in eastern and southern Ethiopia. Decreased rainfall is forecast over the region during late May.