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Somalia Rainfall Forecast – Issued: 16 April 2019

Most parts of Somalia will remain dry in the next three days, apart from few areas in Somaliland where light rains are expected (Map 1). The rainfall forecast for the next seven days (Map 2) indicates the possibility of more rains towards the end of the week in Somaliland, parts of the southern regions bordering Ethiopia as well as the Ethiopian highlands. Other areas including Puntland, central regions, Middle Juba, Lower Juba and Lower Shabelle regions will remain dry or receive minimal rains during the coming week.

River levels along the Juba and Shabelle Rivers saw a slight increase over the last few days following light to moderate rains in the Ethiopian highlands. However, the levels are still way below the normal and more significant rains are needed to bring the levels back to normal.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations