Better rainfall expected in famine-affected southern Somalia

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Weather experts are forecasting a return to normal or above normal rainfall in drought-hit and famine-affected southern Somalia.

However, in its forecast for the September to December season, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says a risk of below normal rainfall remains over northern Somalia and adjoining regions.

The agency also points out that the situation may not improve in some areas of the Horn of Africa region where drought conditions have prevailed for the past several months.

Claire Nullis is WMO spokesperson in Geneva.

"Northern Somalia, eastern and southern Ethiopia, north-western Kenya, northern Uganda, south-western Rwanda have increased likelihood of near normal to below normal rainfall. Having said that, the September to December season is not typically a period of high rainfall for northern Somalia."

Duration: 19"

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