Global Weather Hazards Summary: October 13 - 19, 2017

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 12 Oct 2017 View Original

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

  3. Consistent rainfall during the past several weeks has resulted in moisture surpluses across eastern Sudan and western Ethiopia. The forecast rain over western Ethiopia next week could potentially trigger flooding downstream.

  4. Recent heavy showers and strong winds have caused flooding and damaged infrastructures over the Durban area of South Africa. The additional rain is forecast.