Some improvement across southern Africa, but many areas remain dangerously dry.
Reasonable rainfall persisted across many areas of South Africa, however there is still not enough moisture in the critical Maize Triangle. The other main breadbasket of the south, the Caprivi strip, has maintained good rainfall this season. Moisture returned to northern Zimbabwe, which is good news, but southern Zimbabwe and much of Mozambique remain parched. Southern Malawi also has done poorly this season. Drought in this area may very well result in a failed crop, and thus food security.