Global Weather Hazards Summary April 29 – May 05, 2022

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Abnormal dryness and drought conditions

persist in the Horn of Africa and parts of Southern Africa due to poor rainfall

1.

Despite a recent increase of rainfall,

drought persists in southern Madagascar.

2.

Abnormally dry conditions persist across

southern Mozambique, much of Zimbabwe, and parts of northern Botswana.

3.

Inconsistent rainfall since late December

2021 worsened dry conditions and led to drought in parts of southern Angola and

northern Namibia.

4.

Erratic and poor rainfall distribution led

to abnormal dryness across several parts of eastern Africa. Longer periods of

dryness resulted in drought conditions in northeastern Ethiopia, northeastern

Kenya, and southern Somalia.

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network