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Global Weather Hazards Summary: August 31 - September 6, 2018

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Rains shift south over West Africa and Eastern Africa records average rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Weeks of abovenormal rainfall have caused river levels to rise.
    This includes the Volta River, where water has been released from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso causing downstream flooding.

  2. Above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through early September.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Several weeks delay to the start of rains in western Senegal has led to abnormal dryness