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Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 27 - October 3, 2019

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More rainfall is expected across Africa next week, maintaining high risk for flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A poor start to seasonal rainfall has resulted in 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 2 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 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.