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Rainfall forecast for 2020/21 season, issue #4

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • February 1, 2021
Rainfall forecast for 2020/21 season, issue #4

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • Good crop conditions noted in most parts of the Region due to consistent rainfall that has occurred during the season.

    • Poor rainfall that continues in south-western Angola and north-western Namibia, affecting crop and grazing conditions.

    • Rainfall improvement observed in southern Madagascar in late January and early February 2021, partially reducing the strong rainfall deficits associated with the protracted drought.

    • The African Migratory Locust outbreak continues in Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Swarms of desert locusts also observed in the United Republic of Tanzania.

    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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