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Global Weather Hazards Summary: October 12 - 18, 2018

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Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

  2. Above-average rainfall during the past several weeks and water discharges from the Bagre Dam of Burkina Faso have resulted in overflowing of the White Volta River, flooding, and fatalities over northern Ghana. Additional moderate rainfall is expected over the region during the next week, maintaining elevated risks for flooding.

  3. The development of Tropical Cyclone Luban over the southwestern Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden could bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to southeastern Yemen and southwestern Oman during the early part of next week.