First rains in June permitted plantings to start in the south. The first rains were registered on 9 and 10 June in the two Hodhs and Guidimakha. Precipitation remained limited during the second dekad of June but improved significantly during the third dekad, notably on 25 and 28 June, thus marking the real start of the rainy season. Precipitation improved again in early July, notably in Assaba, Gorgol and Guidimakha. Plantings are well underway in Guidimakha, south Gorgol, Assaba and the two Hodhs. They are about to start in the other agricultural areas.
In mid-June, some groups of Desert Locust adults were reported east of Nouadhibou
in the Dakhlet, near Bou Lanouar and the Moroccan border. No other locust activity
was reported during the month. Low numbers of adults are likely to appear in
the summer breeding areas of Tagant and the two Hodhs and lay with the onset
of the rains. No further activity is likely in the north due to dry conditions.
Page with graphics of the evolution of Cold Cloud Duration average values over various zones of the country and compared to 1989-1995 average values.