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Global Weather Hazards Summary: May 29 - June 4, 2015

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Rainfall deficits persist in areas of Ethiopia, West Africa, and Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with extremely sporadic rainfall since mid-March, has led to large moisture deficits and very poor ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti and eastern Eritrea. The extended absence of precipitation through the season has likely adversely affected cropping activities for several “Belg” producing areas of Ethiopia.
  2. Untimely rains and prolonged dry spells have resulted in crop failure in unimodal areas in the Dodoma, Singida, Shinyanga, Tabora, and Kigoma provinces of central Tanzania.