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Droughts across Africa

A widespread drought, which extends to South Africa, has been worsened by an El Nino weather pattern in recent months. The maps below look at the relative precipitation across Africa in the last two years, in addition to 1984 when the region suffered a significant drought.

Infographic maps droughts in Africa, comparing the Weighted Anomalyzed Standard Precipitation (WASP) Indices for 1984, 2014 and 2015.


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