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.


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

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.

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