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Rainfall forecast for 2017/18 Season, issue #3

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • January 23, 2018
Rainfall forecast for 2017/18 Season, issue #3

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  • Key Messages
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    SADC
    Key Messages
    • Dry conditions intensified in the southern half of the region, threatening production prospects in several areas. Abnormally high temperatures accompanied these dry conditions. Short term rainfall forecasts suggest little respite in the near-term.

    • Good rains were received in the northern half of the region, promoting good crop conditions.

    • A cyclone made landfall in Madagascar, causing fatalities, displacement of populations, damage to infrastructure and flooding of thousands of hectares planted to rice.

    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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