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Rainfall forecast for 2020/21 season, issue #1

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • November 24, 2020
Rainfall forecast for 2020/21 season, issue #1

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • The rainfall season having started well in south-eastern parts of the region, with average to above average rainfall received, although below average rainfall was estimated in northern areas.

    • Seasonal forecasts indicating an enhanced chance of normal to above normal rainfall, raising the potential for good agricultural production, despite associated risks with flooding and pests.

    • An outbreak of the African Migratory Locust has affected five Member States, and has prompted a SADC regional appeal to support control of and response to the outbreak.

    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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