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Rainfall forecast for the 2015/16 agricultural season, issue #2

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • November 20, 2015
Rainfall forecast for the 2015/16 agricultural season, issue #2

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • Pre-agricultural season rains are absent in several parts of the region due to the ongoing El Niño. 

    • Slow and erratic onset of rains in eastern South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho is increasing pressure on water resources, livestock, and agriculture.

    • Heavy mid-November rains expected to reduce dryness in southeastern parts of the region.

    • Heavy rains are falling in northwestern 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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