Seasonably dry conditions prevail. Planting will start following the onset of rains in June/July. Dry plantings are underway in the south-east.
Seed shortages are likely following the 2001 reduced harvest and the unseasonable
heavy rains which affected several regions in early January. Isolated Desert
Locusts were reported in a few places during the first half of May.
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.