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    • Climate Outlook Update for January to March (JFM) 2017

      Date Signed: 2017-01-06

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Meteorology & Climate, Climate Information


      For the period January to March 2017, there will be below-normal rainfall conditions over eastern DRC, Tanzania, extreme northern Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar. Meanwhile, there will be greater likelihood of normal to above normal rainfall over southern parts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, northern South Africa, eastern Botswana and Swaziland and Lesotho. Largely consistent previous projections from SARCOF-20.

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    • Climate Outlook Update Outlook for December 2016 to February 2017

      Date Signed: 2016-11-29

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Meteorology & Climate, Climate Information


      For the period December 2016 to February 2017, there is an extension of below-normal rainfall conditions over Tanzania up to the extreme northern parts of Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the entire Madagascar. Other parts of the region are going to be the same as the previous projections from SARCOF-20, with the high likelihood of normal to above-normal rainfall conditions in the bulk of the SADC Region.

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    • SADC Agromet Update Issue-02 - 2016-2017 Season

      Date Signed: 2016-11-22

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Agriculture & Food Security, Agricultural Information


      The agricultural season has started well in southern areas that typically experience an onset of rains by mid-October through early November. Eastern South Africa, Swaziland and southern Madagascar received above average rains in October and early November (Figure 1, blue ovals #1 and #2). The rains have been sufficient for planting, which has started in the main maize growing areas of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. Although planting has also started in Lesotho, rains there were reported to have arrived late. In contrast, northern parts of the region, including north-eastern Angola, southern/central DRC and northern Zambia, received below average early season rains (Figure 1, red oval #3). Rains were also below average in eastern Tanzania (Figure 1, red oval #4), including some of the bimodal areas.

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