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Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 13 - 19, 2019

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Several consecutive weeks of heavy rainfall have caused flooding across West and East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania.

  2. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue.

  3. Several regions in Sudan, including the Khartoum, Sennar,
    White Nile, River Nile, West and North Kordofan, and the Darfur State experienced flooding during the past weeks.
    More rainfall is expected in the region next week.

  4. Below-average rainfall over the past few weeks has resulted in dryness over the Tigray, Amhara, and Afar states of northern Ethiopia.

  5. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has caused flooding in parts of Niger and Nigeria. Flooding risk remains high as heavy rainfall is likely to continue next week.

  6. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks triggered flooding in eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Locally heavy rains are expected to continue next week.