African abnormal dryness, the infographic

Rainfall remains below average across parts of West Africa, Latin America, Ethiopia, and Djibouti

Africa Weather Hazards

A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western Niger, and north-central Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past five weeks has delayed planting and already negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region. 2. A poor distribution of March-May rainfall has negatively impacted crops over the SNNPR, central and Belgproducing areas of Ethiopia, eastern Eritrea, and Djibouti. As the March-May season had already ended, recovery is unlikely.

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