Global Weather Hazards Summary: October 20 - 26, 2017

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 20 Oct 2017 View Original

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

  2. An abnormal heat polygon is posted across portions of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, where surface temperatures are forecast to range 4-8°C above average and maximum temperatures could exceed 40°C.