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Global Weather Hazards Summary: December 1 - 7, 2017

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*Despite improvement in early season rainfall, Southern Africa continues to report moisture deficit *

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average seasonal rainfall during early November has helped to alleviate early season moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya.
    However, dryness remains in parts of the northern Somali region of eastern Ethiopia. Moisture recovery is unlikely in the northern region, as seasonal rains are expected to be concentrated towards the south through November.

  2. Below-average low rainfall since mid-October has resulted in considerable moisture deficits across several provinces of South Africa and in Lesotho and Swaziland.

  3. Although rainfall has improved in some areas of southern Madagascar in mid-November, many local areas in the south continue to report seasonal moisture deficits.