Global Weather Hazards Summary: November 2 - 8, 2018

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 08 Nov 2018 View Original

Dryness strengthens in the Greater Horn of Africa, and early season dryness develops in South Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall triggered floods across southeastern Kenya. Additional rainfall predicted next week may stress already wet ground conditions in the region.

  2. Delayed seasonal rainfall and increased precipitation caused increased moisture deficits in southeastern Ethiopia, the Jubba and Shabelle River basins of Somalia and eastern Kenya. Below-average rainfall forecast next week is expected to strengthen dryness.

  3. Poorly distributed precipitation in September and October, and high temperatures have resulted in abnormal early season dryness across southern Botswana, South Africa, and Lesotho.