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Update on 2014/15 Agricultural Season Forecast, issue #3

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • January 15, 2015
Update on 2014/15 Agricultural Season Forecast, issue #3

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • The rainfall season starts throughout the region after a delay of 30-50 days in some areas.

    • Heavy rainfall in mid-to-late December eliminates early-season water deficits in many areas but also causes flooding in some areas.

    • The updated regional forecast for January to March predicts normal to below-normal rainfall for southern half 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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