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Rainfall forecast for 2019/20 season, issue #2

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • December 23, 2019
Rainfall forecast for 2019/20 season, issue #2

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • Early season rainfall has been erratic in southern and central parts of the region, despite a timely onset of the season. This has negatively impacted on crop germination in some areas.

    • Favourable rainfall conducive to crop development was received in some northern parts of the region.

    • Heavy rains and a cyclone caused flooding in parts of Tanzania and Madagascar respectively.

    • A recent forecast update from the South Africa Weather Service has predicted elevated chances of below average rainfall during January to March 2020 in many parts of the region.

    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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