Rainfall is completely insufficient in east Africa for the second consecutive growing season. Meanwhile in the south the rains have continued to ease, as is seasonal for this time of year. In west Africa rainfall is picking up along the southern coast, including in turbulent Côte d'Ivoire.
Everything continues to move along smoothly in the southern and western parts of the continent, where rains are ending and starting, respectively, as expected. Côte d'Ivoire's political crisis looks like it will continue to get played out under showers and thunderstorms. More rains are likely during the next week in the west, as the south continues to dry out.