Well below normal rains in mid-June in the south and the centre were compensated by improved precipitation in late June/early July. Rains progressed northwards in May and reached the extreme north in June. Satellite imagery indicates that precipitation remained well below normal or even ceased during the second dekad of June in the south and the centre. However, rains improved significantly during the third dekad and became abundant countrywide in early July. Rice and millet crops are tillering and weeding is underway in the south and west. Plantings are continuing in the north.
Pastures are regenerating in the west and the centre-east. No pest activity
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.