Global Weather Hazards Summary: November 16 - 22, 2018

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 22 Nov 2018

The Greater Horn of Africa and Angola remain dry

  1. Moisture deficits develop across Ethiopia, the Jubba and Shabelle River basins of Somalia, and Kenya. Next week, below-average rainfall is expected to strengthen dryness.

  2. Poorly distributed precipitation in September and October, paired with high daytime temperatures caused abnormal early season dryness across Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.

  3. Several weeks of poor rainfall caused irregular dryness across Madagascar.

  4. Below-normal rainfall and warmer than average temperatures strengthened dryness in central Angola.

  5. High temperatures of 4-8°C above-average are likely to strengthen dryness across South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.