Following the first rains in the extreme south in mid-March, more regular rains were registered in the south from mid-April. They decreased in mid-May but resumed in late May and progressed northwards in early June. Seasonably dry conditions prevail in the Sahelian zone. Plantings of coarse grains are underway in the south and will progress northwards following the onset of regular rains.
Movements of Desert Locust adult groups and possibly a few small swarms are expected to arrive from the west in the Kanem region and move further east towards Ennedi and Biltine regions. If rainfall occurs, these will probably persist and lay eggs.