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SADC Agromet Update Issue 3, 2015-2016

Highlights

  • Rains are still well below normal in the southern half of the region, with deficits strengthening in some areas in recent weeks.
  • Onset of rains is delayed by at least 30-40 days in parts of Angola and South Africa.
  • Moderate relief is expected in some of these drought-affected areas, according to short term rainfall forecasts.
  • Vegetation conditions in many areas are among the worst in 15 years. These conditions have some negative implications for pastures, livestock and hydrology.
  • Very high temperatures have continued in the southern half of the region, with respite unlikely in the near future, according to temperature forecasts.
  • High rainfall continues to be received in Tanzania, DRC and northern Angola.
Organization(s): 
Southern African Development Community
Original Publication Date: 
10 Dec 2015
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
Climate
Environment
Information Management
Preparedness