A large area of South Western Europe and Northern Africa experienced extremely high temperatures usually only seen in July and August, at the end of April 2023.
Since October 2020 large parts of Eastern Africa have been experiencing extended dry conditions punctuated by short intense rainfall events that often led to flash floods. The below-average rainfall in the October-December (OND) 2022 season “short rains” was the fifth consecutive failed season since OND 2020, including the below-average March-May (MAM) “long rains” in 2021 … Continue reading “Human-induced climate change increased drought severity in Horn of Africa”
From May until October 2022, large parts of West Africa experienced large-scale flooding caused by above average seasonal rainfall and water management.
The central Sahel is facing a food security crisis due to the high vulnerability of the population to erratic rainfall.
On April 11-12, South Africa experienced catastrophic floods and landslides in the eastern coast of the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Eastern Cape (EC) following exceptionally heavy rainfall.