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Rainfall Forecast for the 2016/17 Agricultural Season, issue #4

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • February 21, 2017
Rainfall Forecast for the 2016/17 Agricultural Season, issue #4

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • Southern and central areas continued to receive well above-average rains in January.

    • Poor rainfall was received in western and northeastern SADC and Madagascar.

    • The Fall Armyworm has been confirmed in 7 countries in the region. The severity of the impact on regional crop production is yet to be established. 

    • Tropical cyclones Carlos and Dineo affected the region in early to mid-February. The impacts of Cyclone Dineo are severe, particularly in southern Mozambique.

    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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