Jan 31, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Above-normal rainfall for KZN this winter, weather service warns

According to the SA Weather Service’s seasonal climate watch, released May 31, precipitation is forecast for the south-west half of the country and well above average for parts of KwaZulu-Natal throughout the winter season.

The reason in favor is that heavy rains have already caused flooding, property destruction and deaths in the coastal province.

Large parts of the country report reasonable to good conditions for crops, steppes and livestock , although flooding in have caused damage to some areas.

In its climate recommendation for the 2022 winter season, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development said on Tuesday that parts of the Northern Cape include the Western Cape and the Sarah Baartman district of the Eastern Cape continue to suffer from dry conditions.

The ministry said that the average elevation of the major Sta owers have risen in most provinces after the summer rains.

Both maximum and minimum temperatures were said to be expected to be above normal for most of the country.

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fews Net) reported that the start of the main harvest is improving food availability and access across much of the Southern Africa Development Community region.

Fews Net, a provider of early warning and analytics on Food insecurity, said improvements in food security were observed in northern Malawi, northern surplus producing areas of Zimbabwe and conflict-affected northern areas of Mozambique, north and central Madagascar and north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

< p>Fews Net reported that macroeconomic challenges and inflation are driving food and fuel prices up, vo r notably in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

< p>In these countries, minimum spending baskets are increasing and causing problems in accessing food, mainly for low-income households in urban areas and poor households in rural areas.


The situation has worsened due to the disruption in global supplies caused by the Ukraine crisis.

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