Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 1 - 7, 2017

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 01 Sep 2017 View Original

Heavy rains cause flooding and damages in western Sahel, Uganda, and Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall caused flooding in several states in Sudan last week.
    Although rainfall is expected to decrease throughout the region in early September, saturated ground conditions and elevated river levels sustain the risk for additional flooding.

  2. Despite rain in early August, poor rainfall across parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and western Somalia since early July have led to seasonal moisture deficits.

  3. Since early August, above-average rainfall has caused flooding. Rainfall in September may trigger additional flooding throughout parts of Senegal, The Gambia,
    Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

  4. Torrentially heavy rainfall triggered floods, landslides and damages to infrastructure in northern Uganda last week.
    Additional rainfall forecast may cause more flooding in the region during the next week.