Threat of impending drought is real

SARCOF-27 rainfall forecast for November-December 2023-Janaury 2024 MAP COURTESY OF SARCOF-27
SARCOF-27 rainfall forecast for November-December 2023-Janaury 2024 MAP COURTESY OF SARCOF-27

The eastern half of Botswana is likely to face tough drought conditions during the 2023-2024 rainy season. The region is forecast to experience normal to below normal rainfall during the upcoming October 2023 to March 2024 season. Writes Mmegi Correspondent KETO SEGWAI

MAUN: Normal to below-normal precipitation is expected to negatively impact the first half start of the 2023-24 agricultural season from October to December 2023.

The forecast came out of a statement, released by the 27th Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-27) conference that concluded last Thursday (September 28) in Mauritius. The forum normally releases its outlook on August 31.

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