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Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 11 - 17, 2015

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Dry conditions forecast for areas of Central America already in severe drought

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in August has led to saturated ground conditions and localized flooding in several regions of West Africa. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue across the region during the next week.

  2. While the recent increase in precipitation in August is expected to lead to more favorable ground conditions, a delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution observed during the June-September season may negatively impact cropping and pastoral conditions in the region.

  3. Despite a recent increase in rainfall, the much delayed start to the rainfall season has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

  4. Significantly below-average rainfall during August has led to increased moisture deficits throughout several provinces in southern South Sudan and northern Uganda. Below-average rainfall is forecast in the region during the next week