Global Weather Hazards Summary: November 7 - 13, 2018

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 13 Nov 2018 View Original

Abnormal dryness expands in Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Delayed seasonal rainfall and erratic precipitation in the past two months have caused dryness across Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya.

  2. Poorly-distributed rainfall since September and high daytime temperatures have resulted in early-season drought across South Africa and Lesotho.

  3. Several weeks of poor rainfall has caused dryness in Madagascar.

  4. Poor rainfall at the start of monsoon season in Angola,
    Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa has strengthened dry conditions.

  5. Heavy rainfall is forecast in South Africa and Swaziland next week, with the risk of flooding.

Central America and the Caribbean Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution since May has resulted in large seasonal moisture deficits throughout Hispaniola.

  2. Following a poor Primera rainfall season, poorly-distributed Postrera rainfall has resulted in abnormal dryness across Honduras and Nicaragua.