FEWSNET predicts recovery for SA’s maize triangle

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) says the late-planted crop in the South Africa’s (SA) maize triangle is more likely to recover following above-average rains over the region since the last week of January. In its latest Weather Hazards Bulletin for the period between 2 and 8 February, FEWSNET…

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Dry conditions prevail in Southern Africa

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) says the abnormally high temperatures experienced over Southern Africa since mid-December have increased evapotranspiration*, increasing the surface area experiencing moisture stress. In its latest Weather Hazards Bulletin for the period 19 January to 28 January, FEWSNET said the combination of intense heat and…

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Drought takes hold in Southern Africa

The discontinuous and irregular rains that have fallen over Southern Africa since October last year have induced the onset of severe moisture stress and created “unfavourable” conditions for the continuation of crop farming. In its latest Weather Hazards Bulletin for the period 12 January to 18 January, the Famine Early…

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Drought persists over parts of East and Southern Africa

The drought situation has worsened across northern South Africa, southern Mozambique, Madagascar, Angola and Zimbabwe amid indications of the possible continuation of poor rains over the region into early January, warns the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). In its latest Weather Hazards Bulletin for the period from 29 December…

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