Flooding continues in West Africa, while dryness strengthens in Ethiopia
- The forecast for above- normal rains during the outlook period is likely to cause flooding in Mali, Burkina Faso, and western Niger.
- Several weeks of above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through mid-August.
- Poorly distributed rainfall since June has resulted in significant moisture deficits and deteriorated ground conditions across parts of western Uganda, northeastern DRC, and southern South Sudan.
- Rainfall deficits are increasing across parts of Ethiopia. The SNNPR, central Oromia, and northern Somali States show signs of moisture stress and degraded ground conditions.
- Several weeks delay to the start of rains in western Senegal has led to abnormal dryness