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Rainfall forecast for 2021/22 season, issue #1

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • November 23, 2021
Rainfall forecast for 2021/22 season, issue #1

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  • Key Messages
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    Key Messages
    • Seasonal forecasts indicate enhanced chances of normal to above normal seasonal rainfall totals, raising the possibility of a second consecutive favorable agricultural season for central, southern and eastern areas.
    • Vegetation conditions including rangeland are in a poor state in some areas that experienced drought last season, including south-western Angola and southern Madagascar.
    • The 2021/22 season is off to a slow start in a number of areas, including drought-affected areas.

    • Short term forecasts suggest a continuation of dry conditions through the end of November.

    • Cyclone forecasts indicate most cyclones may move westwards, potentially impacting land.

    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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