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Rainfall forecast for 2017/18 season, issue #1

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • November 30, 2017
Rainfall forecast for 2017/18 season, issue #1

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • The onset of seasonal rains is delayed in parts of South Africa and Lesotho. 

    • Seasonal rainfall has started on time in the northern parts of the region, and most other areas are expected to experience an onset in November. 

    • Integrated pest management strategies have been recommended for countering fall armyworm outbreaks

    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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