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Rainfall forecast for 2019/20 season, issue #1

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • November 18, 2019
Rainfall forecast for 2019/20 season, issue #1

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • Pasture and water for livestock are in poor state in some areas due to recurrent droughts.

    • Seasonal forecasts indicate enhanced chances of below average seasonal rainfall totals, raising concerns on the backdrop of the severe drought of the 2018/19 season.

    • Most parts of the region received near-normal rainfall through early November

    • Short term forecasts suggest an improvement of rainfall through-mid November in several countries, which may result in a timely onset in some areas.

    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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