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BURKINA FASO:

Dry weather or limited rains in mid or late June over the centre and the north will necessitate substantial replanting. Following a timely onset of the rains in April in the south and the centre, precipitation became abundant in mid and late May and allowed widespread plantings. Rains started in the extreme north in early June and were above normal during the first dekad in the east. Precipitation decreased significantly over the entire country during the second dekad, with dry weather in many areas of the south and the centre-east. During the third dekad, rains resumed in the south and the extreme-east but remained limited in the centre and the north. In the north, Dori and Ouahigouya registered two dry dekads. Therefore substantial replantings will be necessary notably in Dédougou, Dori, Ouagadougou and Ouahigouya areas. Elsewhere, the rainfall situation was more favourable and coarse grains are emerging or tillering. Satellite imagery is indicating that precipitation should have resumed over most part of the country in early July. Pastures are growing in the west and the centre east. In the north, they remains dry, except in some low-lying areas of Séno province, and herds foraging bush/trees or prepared feeds. Water reserves are almost exhausted, notably those of Dori and Oursi.

The Desert Locust situation is calm. A swarm reported in early May has almost certainly dispersed and no significant developments are likely. Caterpillars have been reported in Poura, in the centre-west and Koupéla in the centre-east.

Satellite Images (Cold Cloud Duration for the last three dekads)
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