Abnormal dryness was observed across eastern Kenya Last week, above-normal rainfall persisted in eastern Sudan and Ethiopia (Figure 2). Heavy rainfall prevailed over western Ethiopia, southern Sudan, and western and central South Sudan.
Below average rainfall prevailed across southern and eastern Ethiopia, southern and central Somalia, and north-eastern Kenya.
Over the past 30 days, below-normal rainfall was experienced across eastern and southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and north-eastern Kenya.
Next week, below-normal rainfall is forecast in Ethiopia. Meanwhile, average rainfall is forecast in eastern Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan. Locust swarms are forecast to continue through November over eastern Ethiopia, northern Somalia, the north-western coast of Somalia, and the eastern coast of Eritrea.