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Global Weather Hazards Summary: March 5 - 11, 2021

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Abnormal dryness and drought persist in parts of Southern Africa

  1. Desert locust swarms and bands continue to threaten the Horn of Africa, especially parts of Kenya and Ethiopia.

  2. Much of Madagascar remains abnormally dry. Drought persists in southern parts of the country.

  3. Below-average rainfall since the start of the rainy season has led to abnormal dryness and drought in parts of Angola and Namibia.

  4. African migratory locusts were recently reported in parts of South Africa, northern Namibia, western Botswana, and Zambia.

  5. Abnormal dryness persists in northwestern Mozambique.

  6. Below-average rainfall during February has led to abnormal dryness in parts of southern South Africa.

  7. Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Burundi and Tanzania.
    Additional heavy rainfall next week will maintain a high flood risk.