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Global Weather Hazards Summary: November 8-14, 2019


Southern Africa observes a poor start to the rainy season, while high flood risk persists across East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Accra, Ghana last week.

  2. Rising water levels in the Ubangui River triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western DRC 3. Heavy rainfall during the past couple of months has significantly raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries in Sudan and South Sudan triggering floods.

  3. Several weeks of heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in parts of Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. High risk for flooding persists along the Shabelle River in Somalia next week.

  4. A locust warning has been issued for parts of Ethiopia, specifically in Tigray, Amhara, Afar, Diredawa and Oromia regions

  5. A poor and late start to the rainfall season across parts of South Africa and Lesotho has resulted in abnormal dryness.