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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 19 November 2012

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Seasonal Outlook

According to the National Meteorological Agency (NMA), rainfall performance to date during the bega (October-January) season has been consistent with the forecast issued at the end of September 2012, which predicted normal to above-normal deyr/hagaya rains in southern Somali and Oromia Regions. The forecast also highlighted the potential for unseasonable rains over western Ethiopia due to the prevailing weak El Niño conditions. During the first two weeks of November, rainfall over western parts of Ethiopia has been above-normal (compared to the five-year average), but has been below-normal in eastern and south-eastern parts of the country. However, due to good rainfall received in deyr/hagaya-receiving parts of southern Somali and Oromia regions, water sources have been replenished, relieving water shortages in drought-prone areas. For more information, contact:

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