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    SADC Agromet Update Issue-05 - 2015-2016 Season

    In many parts of the SADC region, the October to December 2015 period has been the driest in at least the last 35 years, based on analyses of the 35-year CHIRPS historical satellite-based rainfall dataset. The areas affected include much of South Africa, Lesotho and Zimbabwe, as well as parts of Botswana, southern and central Mozambique and southern Zambia. For many areas in the southern half of the region, the October-December 2015 rainfall totals were among the 4 driest since 1981.