Moderate to heavy rains across southern Somalia have caused flash floods in places in and around the two main rivers, the United Nations agriculture agency has said.
The table below shows the total rainfall amounts recorded in selected stations within the two basins over the last one week.
“Middle and Lower Juba regions received the highest amounts of rainfall of more than 100mm in total over the week,” The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a briefing.
“Following the good rains river levels along the Juba and Shabelle rivers continued to rise reaching the high flood risk levels in the upper and mid sections of the two rivers.”
FAO said there was “a high risk of flooding in the middle and lower reaches of the Juba and Shabelle rivers with some sections having experienced overbank river flow due to weak river embankments and open river breakages”.