First rains in June permitted plantings to start in the south. The first significant rains were received in June in Gorgol, Guidimakha, Hodh El Gharbi and Assaba. They permitted land preparation and planting to start. Elsewhere, seasonably dry conditions prevail.

Following the first rains, pastures have started to regenerate in the south. Grain-eating birds are reported in Trarza departement where pest control teams have treated 2 054 hectares as of early July. No Desert Locust activity has been reported. However, low numbers of adults are likely to be present in the summer breeding areas of the two Hodhs, Tagant, Trarza and northern Brakna.

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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