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Rainfall forecast for 2017/18 season, issue #2

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • December 21, 2017
Rainfall forecast for 2017/18 season, issue #2

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • Good rains were received in the northern half of the region.

    • Low rainfall in the southern half of the region led to delays in planting and crop moisture stress in some areas.

    • Vegetation conditions deteriorated in southern and eastern parts of the region.

    • A fall armyworm outbreak has affected 20 out of 28 districts in Malawi.

    FEWS NET’s Seasonal Monitor reports are produced for Central America and the Caribbean, West Africa, East Africa, Central Asia, and Somalia every 10-to-30 days during the region’s respective rainy season(s). Seasonal Monitors report updates on weather events (e.g., rainfall patterns) and associated impacts on ground conditions (e.g., cropping conditions, pasture and water availability), as well as the short-term rainfall forecast. Find more remote sensing information here.

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