Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 9 - 15, 2016

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 09 Sep 2016 View Original

Flooding risks remain in East and West Africa, while rainfall deficits increase in Ethiopia and Uganda

About Weather Hazards

The Global Weather Hazards report anticipates severe weather or climate events in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central Asia. This product provides maps with current weather and climate information; short and medium range weather forecasts (up to one week); and the potential impact on crop and pasture conditions. It does not reflect long range forecasts or food security conditions.

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Persistent, aboveaverage rainfall since July has led to excessive rainfall surpluses and floods that have damaged infrastructure, displaced populations and caused fatalities in parts of Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

  2. There is a potential for increased number of locusts migrating from the Arabian Peninsula which may negatively impact cropping activities.

  3. Below-average seasonal rainfall and persistent moisture deficits in the region have negatively impacted developing crops across parts of eastern Oromia and SNNPR in Ethiopia.

  4. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal have led to strengthening moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions.

  5. Heavy and frequent rain over the past several weeks has led to substantial rainfall surpluses and flooding along the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria. Enhanced rainfall is forecast across central Nigeria, sustaining the risk for flooding through early September.

Central America and the Caribbean Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall over the past several weeks has led to growing rainfall deficits and abnormal dryness throughout much of Haiti and neighboring western Dominican Republic.